FOX Business’ Deirdre Bolton on high expectations for Netflix film ‘The Irishman.’
Nielsen released the Netflix streaming figures for Martin Scorsese's star-studded film “The Irishman,” with the 3.5-hour mafia epic drawing a massive audience for the first five days since its release last week thanks in part to a blockbuster cast including the likes of Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
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While Netflix rarely releases such data on its own, Nielsen announced the film averaged an audience of 13.16 million viewers between Nov. 27 and Dec. 1, according to data obtained by Nielsen, with an average of 2.15 million to 3.14 million viewers per day.
The film’s lengthy runtime didn’t appear to have much of a negative impact on viewership, however Nielsen did find a total of 17.1 million unique viewers who only watched part of “The Irishman” without finishing it.
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In terms of demographics, the film was most widely watched by viewers 50 years old and over, making up almost half of the average viewership across that five-day period.