FlashForward got off to a good start both in the US and internationally. Should FlashForward start to wane in the ratings we'll see a lot of talk about its international successes.
Hopefully the ratings at home and abroad will meet with a better fate than the crows in FlashForward!
Here's a very pretty six page presentation from ABC (PDF file) on how the premiere of FlashForward fared internationally.
Some bullet points for those who are allergic to PDF files:
- UK -FlashForward was Five’s highest ever rating premiere of a drama with the advertiser friendly 16-34 audience 9pm Mon. Premiere gained 4.1m total viewers (15%share),over 3 times Five’s primetime average audience
- Spain: FlashForward on Cuatro: highest rated foreign drama Premiere in Cuatro’s history: Premiere gained 2.7m total viewers,and a share of 20,4% with 25-44s; FlashForward on AXN: most watched series of the day on Pay TV
- Russia: FlashForward was Russia’s highest rating new US series premiere in 4 years! Premiere attracted 3.5m viewers, up +26% on Channel 1’s 23:00 Friday slot average
- Australia: FlashForward launches on Seven Network as the biggest U.S. Series premiere in 2009; peaking at 1.98 million total viewers and a commercial share of 50% for people 25-54