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[07/08/13 - 07:10 PM]
Q2 in Review: How 436 Original Primetime Cable Series Fared in the Ratings
A recap of the ratings to date through the second quarter of 2013.

[06/12/13 - 02:04 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Men 25-54 for Nine Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 11.

[06/05/13 - 02:11 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Men 25-54 for Eight Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 4.

[05/30/13 - 09:28 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Men 25-54 for Seven Consecutive Weeks
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 28.

[05/01/13 - 02:37 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" Is the #1 Tuesday Primetime Program in Cable for Total Viewers, Persons and Men 25-54 on April 30
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 30.

[04/24/13 - 03:09 PM]
Discovery Channel Dominates as #1 Cable Network for Men on Tuesday with "Deadliest Catch" and Premiere of "Backyard Oil"
Discovery spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 23.

[04/08/13 - 08:34 AM]
Discovery Channel Strikes It Rich in New Series "Backyard Oil"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, April 23 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/04/13 - 08:45 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2013-14 Upfront Slate
"Gold Rush," "Deadliest Catch," "Fast N' Loud," "Moonshiners," "Amish Mafia," "Jungle Gold," "Bering Sea Gold" are among the return class.







BACKYARD OIL (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/23/13 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (3 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its second season on 12/31/13; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery's press release, April 2013) There is a modern day oil boom hitting the hills of south central Kentucky on Discovery Channel's BACKYARD OIL premiering Tuesday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/PT. In this high stakes comical rollercoaster ride through the world of wildcat oil drilling, the right equipment, the perfect location and a hint of good luck is the key to making millions - if you know where to sink that drill bit. BACKYARD OIL follows the fortunes of the most boot-strappin' oil men in all of Appalachia - mogul Jimmy Reliford and his sidekick Mad Dog; Coomer, who's raking in $300-thousand a month thanks to an oil strike in his own backyard; a bearded hillbilly named Rascal; and the Page Boys, a father-son team who can't help but bicker about everything...except finding that sweet, sweet crude. Now that oil fetches close to $100 a barrel, there's a modern day oil boom hitting Kentucky and people are racing to enlist the services of these oil men to make them millions. Most think they have oil, few find it, and it's up to this motley crew to fight until the bid is won and the next great monster oil well is drilled.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jimmy Reliford
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Rothman as EP
· Al Szymanski as EP
· Cherie Klos as EP
· French Horwitz as EP (Discovery)
· Michael Sorensen as EP (Discovery)
· Peter Franchella as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Red Line Films