Newsmax guest host Matt Gaetz beats CNN in the ratings
CNN Ratings Hit a New Low as Newsmax Draws More Viewers
CNN, once renowned for its reputable journalism, was beaten by conservative cable network, Newsmax, in a recent primetime slot. Numbers show that Newsmax’s Florida Congressman, Matt Gaetz, drew 282,000 viewers as he guest-hosted the 10 p.m. program on Friday. This easily bested CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s coverage, attracting just 249,000 viewers.
Recent audience figures are a worrying trend for CNN, as it tries to shift away from its left-leaning coverage during the Trump administration. “AC306,” Cooper’s prime-time news show, was also beaten by Eric Bolling on Newsmax at 8 p.m. The latter’s ratings received a boost after Tucker Carlson’s firing from Fox News.
However, CNN did manage to eke out a win on Friday over Gaetz in the key 25-54 age demographic, with 41,000 viewers compared to Newsmax’s 38,000. Both CNN and Newsmax lagged far behind Fox News and MSNBC’s programs aired at 10 p.m.
Newsmax turned to Gaetz again for Monday evening’s show, but viewership ratings were not yet available.
Q: What were the recent ratings for CNN vs. Newsmax?
A: Newsmax drew more viewers during a primetime slot, with Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz guest-hosting on Friday evening, beating Anderson Cooper’s program on CNN.
Q: Has CNN’s shift away from its left-leaning coverage hurt its ratings?
A: Recent audience figures seem to suggest that a pivot away from its previous coverage has come at the expense of its core audience, as Newsmax has outperformed CNN in several time slots.
Q: Did CNN win over Newsmax in any demographic on Friday?
A: CNN managed to win the 25-54 age demographic on Friday with 41,000 viewers compared to Newsmax’s 38,000.
Q: Who outperformed both CNN and Newsmax at 10 p.m.?
A: Fox News and MSNBC’s programs both outperformed CNN and Newsmax at 10 p.m.
Matt Gaetz, guest host on Newsmax, surpasses CNN in viewership ratings
CNN’s struggles with ratings hit a new low as Newsmax, a conservative cable channel, beat the once-dominant news channel in a primetime slot that was guest-hosted by Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz. According to Nielsen ratings, Gaetz drew 282,000 viewers for Newsmax’s 10 p.m. show on Friday, beating out the 249,000 who tuned in to CNN’s star anchor Anderson Cooper and his in-depth program “The Whole Story With Anderson Cooper”.
CNN has been trying to change from its left-leaning coverage during the Trump administration, but it appears to have cost them their core audience. In recent weeks, Newsmax has won over CNN in several time slots, with Eric Bolling beating Cooper’s main show “AC306” at 8 p.m.
Bolling’s ratings boost followed Tucker Carlson’s firing from Fox News, and the continued fallout from CNN’s controversial Donald Trump town hall.
However, CNN managed to eke out a win in the key 25-54 age demographic with 41,000 viewers to Newsmax’s 38,000. Both networks fell far behind their rival networks, Fox News and MSNBC. Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” logged 1.2 million viewers and 106,000 demographic viewers, while MSNBC’s “Deadline White House” drew 922,000 and 83,000 viewers. There is no indication about the ratings for Gaetz’s appearance on Newsmax on Monday night as of yet.
Gaetz, who has his own podcast, is a regular guest on a podcast hosted by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, as well as across right-wing media.