Fox News has announced that Jesse Watters will now anchor the network’s popular 8 p.m. time slot, previously held by Tucker Carlson. Watters has been co-hosting Fox’s roundtable TV show “The Five” as well as “Jesse Watters Primetime”. Starting from July 17, he will host his own solo show during the coveted primetime spot.
Laura Ingraham will continue the weekday programming for multiple shows in her new time slot of 7 p.m., followed by Watters at 8 p.m., Sean Hannity at 9 p.m., Greg Gutfield at 10 p.m., and Trace Gallagher at 11 p.m.
“The unique perspectives of Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, Sean Hannity, and Greg Gutfeld will ensure our viewers have access to unrivaled coverage from our best-in-class team for years to come,” said Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott in a statement.
The news comes after Fox’s abrupt ousting of Carlson in April, who was their top-rated TV host at the time. He averaged 3.25 million viewers in March, his last full month at Fox. Since leaving, Carlson began the “Tucker on Twitter” series, which sparked controversy with a cease-and-desist letter reportedly sent from Fox.