One of numerous prime-time adjustments Fox News announced on Monday is that Jesse Watters will reportedly take over for popular anchor Tucker Carlson as host of the network’s 8 o’clock hour.
The late-night anchor Greg Gutfeld will move up an hour to 10 p.m., while Laura Ingraham will shift earlier in the evening to the 7 p.m. hour, according to Fox News.
Ratings pressure resulted from Carlson’s departure; he had become as the network’s top-rated prime-time anchor. He left the 8 p.m. slot in the hands of a rotating group of hosts, who averaged around half of his three million plus viewers.
Since the start of the year, viewers of Watters’ program “Jesse Watters Primetime,” which airs at 7 p.m., have averaged around 2.6 million, according to the network.
In addition, Watters co-hosts “The Five,” Fox’s most popular show, an afternoon roundtable where he offers his opinions on the day’s events with other network stars including Gutfeld, Dana Perino, and Judge Jeanine Pirro.