Next week will be crucial for ABC’s new drama Pan Am. The network is expected to decide whether to pick up additional episodes from the 1960s airline soap/spy drama (ABC gave the Sony Pictures TV-produced show an order for five scripts last week), and Pan Am will have its highest-profile overseas debut on BBC2. So far, the period drama is off to a solid start internationally, performing stronger abroad than it has in the U.S. Pan Am, which has been sold in 107 countries by SPT, has launched in six. Ratings for five of them — Canada, Sweden, Ireland, Norway and Spain — have come in, and in all but one, Pan Am was the most-watched new U.S. drama premiere this fall. (In Spain, it was second to Person Of Interest.) In Sweden, Pan Am ranked as the country’s No. 1 foreign series premiere ever. In Norway, it was the second-highest-rated debut for a foreign series behind Prison Break. Now if only the Pan Am producers could slip Nielsen boxes to those Scandinavian families…
'Pan Am' Off To Strong Start Internationally
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