Donald Trump has a theory about those lowest-ever Oscar ratings: “Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President,” our President tweeted on Tuesday morning.
“Just kidding, of course,” he added in parentheses.
Of course. Read his full tweet below.
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
Trump (pictured above at the 83rd annual Oscars) is right about one thing: These were the least-watched Academy Awards in history. But we’ve got our own theories as to why — and they’re a bit more plausible. Read why these were actually the lowest-rated Oscars in history here.
Jimmy Kimmel’s second turn hosting the celebration of film plummeted nearly 20 percent from his 2017 debut. The 2018 ABC special settled for 26.5 million total viewers, which obliterated the old low-water mark of 32 million set back in 2008.