Friday, October 23, 2015

ABC Cuts 'Blood & Oil' Order to 10 Episodes

ABC has reduced the episode order for new fall drama Blood & Oil from 13 to 10 episodes, it was reported this evening.

The drama stars Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Scott Michael Foster, Amber Valletta, India de Beaufort, Miranda Rae Mayo, Adan Canto and Delroy Lindo.

Created by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne, the drama opened on September 27 to only a 1.4 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and 6.36 million total viewers. That number has since dropped to a 0.9 rating and 3.50 million viewers. The series is also a very modest performer in DVR viewing.

The series will continue to air through the end of the calendar year in its current Sundays at 9/8c. time slot.

Blood & Oil joins fellow freshman dramas Minority Report at FOX and The Player at NBC in getting their initial 13-episode orders reduced.