Jimmy Kimmel blames Netflix for low Oscars ratings in response to Trump

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  • Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the Oscars on Sunday, responded to President Trump’s tweet about low Oscars ratings on his show Tuesday.
  • Kimmel said that since Netflix, every big televised event has dipped in ratings. 
  • Kimmel also said that Trump would like the best picture winner “The Shape of Water” because it’s about a “monster who has sex with a woman who can’t talk about it.”

Jimmy Kimmel has gained a reputation for being outspoken against President Trump, and he addressed Trump’s tweet about low Oscars ratings on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday night.

Kimmel hosted the Oscars on Sunday, and on Tuesday, Trump tweeted about the telecast’s low-ratings (the show was the lowest-rated in Oscars history).

Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” Trump tweeted.


Kimmel tweeted back at Trump with, “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.” But that didn’t stop him from addressing Trump on his show, too.

“Trump loves saying the ratings are down as if to insinuate that’s some sort of show of support for him, but the truth is, every year since Netflix happened, the ratings for every big TV show are down — Super Bowl, Grammys, Emmys, Golden Globes,” Kimmel said. “But Trump thinks he caused the ratings to go down.”

This year’s Super Bowl last month did drop at 7% from the previous year, and the Grammys in January saw a 24% decline from 2017.

Kimmel went on to say that Trump would love this year’s best picture winner, “The Shape of Water,” because it’s about a “monster who has sex with a woman who can’t talk about it,” which is “basically like his life story.”

Watch the full clip below:

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