ABC's Pan Am Has Successful Take-Off
Posted on Mon Sep 26, 2011 04:26 PM PDT

panam200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Pan Am’s debut episode drew an impressive 10.8 million viewers.

The pilot for ABC’s period drama about a Pan Am flight crew, which reportedly cost $10 million to make, signaled a strong start for the series.

Pan Am managed to build upon the viewership of its lead-in, Desperate Housewives, which launched its final season with an audience of 9.7 million.

Pan Am’s debut was still eclipsed by Sunday night football, however, with the Pittsburgh Steelers-Indianapolis Colts game drawing 17.7 million viewers to NBC.