Jimmy Kimmel Fires Back At Trump’s Tweet About Oscars’ Low Ratings

FlickstreePublished: March 26, 2018Updated: March 27, 2018
Published: March 26, 2018Updated: March 27, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the 2018 Academy Awards, fired back at President Trump’s tweet about the broadcasts’ low ratings.

<span><div>Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the 2018 Academy Awards, fired back at President Trump after his tweet about the historically low viewership of Sunday's Oscars. </div><div><br></div><div>"Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY," Kimmel wrote.</div><div> </div><div>Earlier on Tuesday, Trump tweeted, "Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don't have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!"</div><div> </div><div>The part about the broadcast viewership being at a record low is demonstrably true.</div><div> </div><div>The New York Times reports that overnight ratings showed the 2018 Academy Awards pulled in 26.5 million viewers, which is nearly 20% fewer than last year.</div><div> </div><div>It also marks a significant drop from the recent high of 43.7 million, which occurred just four years ago.</div><div> </div><div>However, the trend seems to be wider.</div><div> </div><div>Both the Super Bowl and the Olympics drew smaller television audiences than they had in previous years.</div></span>

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