Having Hillary Clinton on your TV show is no guarantee of high ratings. In fact, it’s not even a guarantee of decent ratings. When she was on the Jimmy Kimmel show this week, most Americans tuned out.
The Hill reports:
Clinton on ‘Kimmel’ beaten in ratings by ‘Teen Mom,’ ‘Friends’ reruns
Hillary Clinton was not the ratings draw ABC and Jimmy Kimmel were hoping for.
The Democratic presidential nominee’s Monday night appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” registered just a 0.4 rating in the key 18-49 demographic advertisers covet most.
In comparison, NBC’s “Late Night” with Seth Meyers tied it in the ratings, despite starting an hour later. Monday’s “Late Night” guests were Henry Winkler of “Happy Days” fame and actress Grace Gummer.
Kimmel’s 0.4 rating with Clinton lost to a Nick At Nite rerun of “Friends” — a program that went off the air more than a decade ago — and “Teen Mom Season 6” on MTV.
Republican nominee Donald Trump’s last appearance on Kimmel on May 25 registered an 0.6 rating — 33 percent higher than Clinton’s.
That’s just embarrassing.