After the airing of two eventful episodes, the creators and producers of Touch along with the whole cast should feel no less than victorious after wrapping up a “dignified” number in ratings in more than 100 countries.
For the first time in television history, a U.S. series has immediately established a global audience. Within one week of its highly-rated American debut, TOUCH has created a tremendous worldwide buzz.
In country after country, the premiere of TOUCH was one of the highest-rated individual channel telecasts of the season, ranking No. 1 or No. 2 in its time period and outperforming the primetime average of the broadcaster by double- or triple-digit percentage increases.
Last week on Sky 1 in the United Kingdom, TOUCH ranked No. 1 in its time period among all basic cable and satellite channels. On FOX Italia (Italy), the premiere ranked as the channel’s second highest-rated premiere ever. On FOX in Spain, TOUCH ranked No. 1 in its time period among Adults 18-49 in the Pay TV universe, and on FOX Latin American Channels, TOUCH outperformed the channels’ primetime average by double- and triple-digit percentage increases in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. Other successful launches included ProSieben in Germany, TV3 in Norway and Channel 1 in Russia. Finally, airing day-and-date with FOX in the U.S., the series’ second episode on Global-TV in Canada outperformed the January 25 “Special Sneak Preview” telecasts of the pilot by +27%.