It probably won’t surprise many to learn then that the mafia pic has the Nielsen numbers to back up its success. According to Variety, The Irishman has been watched by more than 17 million viewers in the U.S. alone. And that’s just in its first week of release. The actual figure stands at around 17.1 million watchers within five days. Impressive, right?
Using an average minute metric (which looks at the average amount of time viewers spend watching something compared to the total runtime), Nielsen calculated that the movie maintained