“The Irishman” Was Watched by 26 Million Households in First Week

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in "The Irishman"

The three-and-a-half hour-long mob drama from Martin Scorsese was released on the streaming platform on November 27 after a limited theatrical run.

Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, The Irishman has been watched by more than 26 million global accounts according to Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer. That’s right, Netflix, which is known for not releasing viewership data confirmed that 26,404,081 watched at least 70% of the mobster film in its first seven days on the platform. 

Netflix expects about 40 million account holders to watch the film over its first 28 days, Sarandos added.

The Irishman garnered a Golden Globe best drama nomination earlier this week as part of Netflix’s massive Golden Globe haul. The streamer garnered 34 nominations across TV and film, 17 in each. 

“It’s a good mark of quality — both for the industry and for consumers, meaning you want to be at that place where all the good stuff is happening,” Sarandos added. “Creators mostly want to be in the culture… and Netflix can do that like nobody else.”