Netflix says more than 26M watched 'The Irishman' in 7 days

Netflix says that 26.4 million households worldwide watched “The Irishman” in its first week of streaming

NEW YORK -- Netflix says that 26.4 million households worldwide watched “The Irishman” in its first week of streaming.

Nielsen last week estimated that “The Irishman” had an average viewership of 13.2 million in its first five days in the U.S. About one in five viewers watched the film in its entirety over its first day of streaming on Nov. 27, Nielsen said.

“The Irishman” on Monday received five Golden Globe nominations, including best film, drama. Last week, the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review named it the best film of the year.