Matt Gaetz beats CNN in the ratings while guest-hosting for Newsmax

Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz guest-hosted the 10 p.m. hour on Newsmax this Friday and ended up beating CNN in the ratings, Mediaite reported.

The slot, which is normally hosted by Greg Kelly, was also hosted by Gaetz on Monday, but those numbers aren’t yet available.

“You’re on the right channel. If you’re confused, your eyes are not failing you, and Greg Kelly did not suddenly get better hair,” Gaetz said as he opened the show.

“I’m Matt Gaetz. Thanks for joining us on Greg Kelly Reports. Greg has the night off and I have the biggest stories driving Washington, D.C. right now,” he added.

According to Mediaite, Gaetz beat CNN with 282,000 total viewers to 249,000 total viewers as the network was airing The Whole Story With Anderson Cooper.

“Cooper’s special programming did, however, beat Newsmax in the key 25-54 age demographic with 41,000 viewers to 38,000. By comparison, Fox News won the hour with 106,000 demo viewers and 1.23 million total viewers,” Mediaite’s report stated.

Sky Palma

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