The feud between late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and Fox News’ Sean Hannity might be over, but Kimmel’s deplorable ratings may be the new hot topic.
The quarrel between the two began when Kimmel made fun of First Lady Melania Trump’s accent while she was reading to children at the White House Easter egg roll.
Kimmel mocked her pronunciation, which sparked a fiery response from Hannity, calling the host a “despicable disgrace,” among other things.
Kimmel didn’t ignore the insult from Hannity, instead firing back at him with a few choice words of his own. After much back and forth banter, the squabble came to an end after Kimmel released an apology statement on Twitter.
However, with the feud in the past, new light is being shed on Kimmel’s measly viewership. In total this season, he has averaged merely 2.31 million viewers.
Hannity’s show on Fox News brought in an average of 2.9 million viewers, and just for reference, the Fixer Upper Special airing on HGTV had 2.96 million viewers, according to a report by Breitbart.
Other shows ranking higher than Kimmel’s include Judge Judy at 2.4 million viewers, Family Feud at 2.7 million viewers, and Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News, bringing in 2.6 million viewers.
Kimmel also hosted the Oscar’s this year, which resulted in the show’s lowest recorded viewership.
Additionally, during the hostile dispute, a petition was created, calling for Kimmel’s late-night talk show to be boycotted. The plea gained more than 200,000 signatures and organizers say it will be sent to Disney/ABC Studios.