According to TV By the Numbers, so far this season Jimmy Kimmel Live has averaged only a measly 2.31 million viewers. That is it — 2.31 million total viewers. In a country of 330 million, that is less than one percent. Statistically speaking, Kimmel’s viewership is a big fat zero.
Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert are not much better, with an average of 2.97 million and 3.89 million, respectively. Sure they are beating Kimmel; Colbert is nearly doubling Kimmel. But two times zero is still zero.
Seth Meyers is at an anemic 1.59 million.
In other words, no one watches these guys, these mindless Trump haters puffed up by our corporate media into something they are not — influence leaders with their finger on the pulse.
Is it any wonder, then, that Jimmy Kimmel hosting the Oscars resulted in the lowest viewership in history? No one knows who Kimmel is, and those who do know him do not like him enough to give his show anything approaching a respectable audience.
How bad are Kimmel’s ratings? For perspective, here are eight shows with more viewers…
Keep up the great work, Jimmy, you’re losing to a spin-off of a barrel bottom reality show.
What we are seeing with Kimmel is the same shell game the media played with The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart. Although Stewart’s ratings were laughably low, the American media so loved his leftism they created a Potemkin Stewart, a mirage that pretended America was in love with a guy who could not attract even 1 percent of the population to tune into his no-rated smug-fest.
With his own ratings in the tank, Kimmel is now Mr. WokeyMcWokenWoke in the hopes the media will do the same for him — and for the most part, they are.
But it is all a charade, a gaslighting technique the media fabricated as a way to give those on the left the aura of influence they do not really have.
ABC mum on Jimmy Kimmel’s Melania Trump insults as network honcho touts pro-Trump ‘Roseanne’ success
ABC is remaining silent as outrage builds over Jimmy Kimmel’s recent jokes about First Lady Melania Trump that don’t exactly jibe with the network’s family-friendly image.
That’s becoming a bit of a pattern for ABC, which also kept mum when ABC News star Joy Behar insulted Christians on “The View” and more recently when controversies swirled around two of the network’s most expensive stars, Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest.
The Kimmel controversy started last week when the fiercely anti-Trump comedian mocked the First Lady’s Slovenian accent. After Kimmel was criticized for his mockery by Fox News host Sean Hannity, Kimmel responded with a series of vile and obscene tweets. Kimmel has since issued a statement, but not everyone sees it as a sincere apology.
An online petition calling for a boycott of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has now tripled its original goal of 50,000 signatures. Over 150,000 people have signed the petition, which accuses Kimmel of showing “true bigotry” by mocking the First Lady’s accent after she read to children during the White house Easter Egg Roll.
ABC did not respond to a request for comment on the petition.
Kimmel didn’t simply make fun of the Melania’s accent, he also proclaimed that she didn’t do “one thing” to help set up the event that is historically hosted by the First Lady. Organizers say the petition will eventually be sent to “the front door of Disney/ABC Studios” Burbank, Calif.
Yet while beleaguered ABC President Ben Sherwood remains silent on Kimmel, he eagerly rolled himself out to The New York Times after the successful return of pro-Trump “Roseanne.”
Sherwood claimed that ABC executives had a meeting the morning after the 2016 electionabout how they could better reach Middle America. However, as Fox News reported earlier, “Roseanne” is an outlier at reliably liberal ABC.
Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor told Fox News that the Kimmel situation is a “reminder that there are no rules for liberals” when it comes to offensive rhetoric.
“There are no repercussions,” Gainor said. “The broadcast networks simply don’t care about their conservative viewers. They don’t care if those viewers patronize their advertisers. They just care about pushing a left-wing message. One ‘Roseanne’ show can’t undo dozens of incidents that treat the right as the enemy.”
Sherwood has been constantly trumpeting Kimmel for years, including championing the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” star to host the Oscars, not once but twice. When Sherwood was president of ABC News, he reportedly supported the network moving Kimmel’s low-rated late night show into the more favorable time slot long occupied by ABC News’ “Nightline” — much to the dismay of ABC News staffers.
‘There needs to be some signal from [ABC] network hierarchy that they expect Kimmel to tone it down’
– Jeffrey McCall, media analyst
Media analyst Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that “ABC should certainly make some public comment about Kimmel’s poor judgment,” because the comedian was “quite out of line” in an era where we respect and appreciate people from different backgrounds.
“There needs to be some signal from network hierarchy that they expect Kimmel to tone it down,” McCall said. “Maybe ABC figures it can get all the audience it needs without the Trump supporters, but this kind of cheap material likely also offends many other viewers who just want some civility in comedy.”
The stony silence from ABC regarding offensive comments by stars like Kimmel and Behar may be detracting from its self-proclaimed Middle American programming strategy.
“If ABC wants conservative viewers, it needs to treat the right with some respect,” Gainor said. (More)
The two hosts got into a Twitter spat over Kimmel aired a segment mocking First Lady Melania Trump and her accent.
After back-and-forth feud on Twitter last week between Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity, the Fox News host responded to the late-night comic’s apology to First Lady Melania Trump for mocking her accent on his program.
Hannity, on his show Monday, said Kimmel was “bullying” the First Lady. “I read [Kimmel’s] apology carefully,” Hannity said. “A couple of things are clear to me. On the surface, it seems to be a forced, Disney apology directed to the LGBT community rather than Kimmel’s comments about the First Lady.”
Hannity was likely referring to Kimmel’s comments in his apology in which he said, “By lampooning Sean Hannity’s deference to the President, I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community.” Kimmel had previously tweeted to Hannity, “When your clown makeup rubs off on Trump’s ass, does it make his butt look like a Creamsicle?”
Following Kimmel mocking Melania for reading a children’s book to kids at the White House Easter Egg Roll, Hannity criticized the ABC host, saying, “The first lady of the United States is not going to get into a feud with a late-night, low-rated talk show host like Jimmy Kimmel. She can’t. If she does, it’s not going to end well for her. So, he knows he has a free, open target.”
On Sunday, Kimmel posted a lengthy statement apologizing for the “silly aside” and saying that the “level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone, and in fact, is harmful to our country.”
“I think every person should accept apologies, and that’s what I’m going to do here,” Hannity said on his show Monday. This was never about Hannity vs. Jimmy Kimmel, here’s why: The level of vitriol against President Trump and his family is really sickening. Attacking the first lady for her accent is just one small example, but its a line in the sand for me. Those cheap shots need to end.”
Hannity then invited Kimmel to come on his show, where he promised there would be “no name-calling.” He also said that if Kimmel decided to reignite the feud that he would “punch back even harder.”
Jimmy Kimmel has fast become a champion for the extreme left wing in this country. His late night show is extremely popular with the segment of the population who greatly dislike our administration, no matter how much good President Trump has done for them personally. Kimmel can also claim to the be the man who hosted the lowest rated Oscar’s show in history.
His ratings skyrocketed the moment he decided to turn his show into an extension of the Democrat Party by talking about guns, using his son’s illness to promote Obamacare, and speaking out against Republicans. All with guidance from the Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer from the ultra-liberal cesspool that is New York.
“As for revealing his son’s health scare on the air, Kimmel isn’t so sure he would do that again. “What I didn’t think through was that, everywhere I went, every day of my life, people would be asking me how my son is doing,” he confides. “But thank God I can say he’s doing well. If that wasn’t the case, each day would be very, very painful.”
While he may have handled things differently, Kimmel notes that he did feel like he owed his audience an explanation for his absence. “I also felt like I had to say something because I’d been talking about the fact that my wife [Molly McNearney, the co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!] was pregnant for six months,” he says. “I left for paternity leave and then I didn’t come back. That was something I had to address.”
But there is one little secret most of us recall which Kimmell hopes everyone will forget. Before he became a late show star, he was known for a show called “The Man Show” which aired between 1999 and 2003. This show was known for the ending in which they always showed half dressed women bouncing on trampolines who were referred to as “Juggies.”
Obviously still rattled by President Trump mocking his record-low Oscar viewership, a defensive Jimmy Kimmel blamed Netflix for the historic ratings catastrophe.
Early Monday morning, Trump poked fun at the Oscars with a tweet that read, “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!”
An already defensive Kimmel fired back with this bit of fake news, “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.”
Actually, according to Rasmussen, one of the most accurate pollsters of the 2016 election, Trump is sitting at a healthy 48 percent job approval rating, and as of late has polled higher than former-President Obama did at this exact same time in his failed presidency.
Probably knowing that his first response to Trump was pretty lame (not to mention inaccurate), like George Costanza and the Jerk Store, the neurotic Kimmel thought he would give it another go on his late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
This time Kimmel actually tried to explain why he hit a record low. The only problem is that his explanation is simply not true.
“The truth is,” Kimmel said, “every year since Netflix happened, the ratings are down for every big TV show: the Super Bowl, the Grammys, the Emmys, the Golden Globes.”
This is a straight-up falsehood. Before Sunday night’s Kimmel crater, the previous record low was all the way back in 2008, a few years before Netflix’s streaming service really took off. Moreover, Oscar ratings actually increased between 2013 to 2014, from 40.3 million viewers to 43.7 million viewers. So to blame Netflix for your failure is simply anti-science. (more)