Stung by the criticism and mockery directed at him at this year's Emmy Award show, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to hit back at the award, terming this year's ratings for the show "the worst ever." 

Trump also implied that non-stop criticism of him and his administration might be the reason for the dismal numbers.

"I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever," Trump tweeted about the Sunday night awards show.

Social media users were fast enough to react to Trump's tweet, with some saying the president should get his priorities right and be more concerned about the earthquake in Mexico City rather than concentrating on the ratings of an award show.

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday, garnered 11.38 million viewers, which was almost even with last year's show on ABC.

However, the 2016 ratings were an all-time low as it was down by 5 percent from the 2015 show, which was said to have the previous lowest ratings.

This year's Emmys, broadcast by CBS, also averaged a 2.5 rating among adults between ages 18 to 49 years, also dropping below last year's low point of 2.8, according to Variety.

Sunday's show took plenty of digs at Trump. Alec Baldwin, who won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal as Trump on "Saturday Night Live," accepted his trophy, saying jokingly, "At long last, here, Mr. President, is your Emmy."

This was referring to Trump never having won any Emmy for his show "The Apprentice." 

Actor Lily Tomlin, while on stage with her fellow artists Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda, referred to the president as a "sexist, egotist, lying hypocritical bigot."

Host for the award show Stephen Colbert spent a part of his monologue speaking about Trump’s own fixation with the Emmys, even including the president's tweets in the past denigrating the award handed out by the Television Academy, after he failed to win any for the "The Apprentice." 

In a tweet from 2013, Trump blamed political bias for his lack of Emmy wins.

After winning the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Donald Glover thanked not only his family, well-wishers and the city of Atlanta itself, but, more surprisingly, Trump, "for making black people number one on the most oppressed list." 

"He’s the reason I’m probably up here," Glover said.

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway criticized the "politicized" show for the "sameness" of the attacks on the commander-in-chief.

"It looks like Americans are tuning out," she said on "Fox & Friends."

Then she went on to criticize the stars who appeared on stage at the award show. "They want you to stick to your knitting. They want you to stick to the stuff that other people write for you."

Conway, however, praised former White House Secretary Sean Spicer for his Emmy awards cameo, in which he made fun of his own post-inauguration press conference, where he had berated the media and said that they did false reporting on Trump’s inaugural crowd size.

"This is something that folks in Hollywood often lack — which is introspection and good humor," Conway said of Spicer.