Jimmy Kimmel has now hosted two of the lowest rated Academy Awards in recent years. Did you watch?
The politically charged Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday was a ratings loser. According to Nielsen, ratings were down nearly 20 percent from last year, to the lowest level since ratings have been tracked. Meanwhile, President Trump is tweeting about it this morning.
Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 6, 2018
Jimmy Kimmel claimed he was keeping this year's Oscars positive, but the ratings were anything but.
The politically charged 2018 Academy Awards were down 20 percent compared to the 2017 numbers, averaging 26.5 million viewers. It's the first time that the Oscars averaged fewer than 30 million people since at least 1974 when Nielsen started keeping track.