Next week will be crucial for ABC’s new drama Pan Am. ABC is expected to decide whether to pick up additional episodes from the 1960s airline soap/spy drama (the network gave the show an order for 5 scripts last week), and Pan Am will have its highest-profile oversees debut on BBC2.

So far, the ABC/Sony Pictures TV 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, has launched in 6 of them so far. Ratings for 5 – Canada, Sweden, Ireland, Norway and Spain — has 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 Pan Am producers could slip Nielsen boxes to those Scandinavian families…