Newsmax Viewership Is Down 56% Since January, Missing 6-Month Goal to 'Overtake' Fox News

Newsmax insists to TheWrap that in spite of failing to "overtake" Fox News so far, it's "inevitable"

It's been six months since Newsmax TV CEO Chris Ruddy said his network would "probably overtake [Fox News] in the next six months in total audience." That didn't happen, but a spokesperson tells TheWrap it's still "inevitable."

Ruddy made his prediction to Newsweek at a time when Fox News was capping the highest-rated year in cable news history, but then-president Donald Trump was railing against the behemoth network for not falling in line enough as he falsely claimed he, not now-President Joe Biden, won the 2020 election.

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Lindsey Ellefson

Media reporter • lindsey.ellefson@thewrap.com • Twitter: @ellefs0n