Yesterday, we reported that Fox News host of “Watter’s World” and co-host of “The Five”, Jesse Watters, received a big promotion after being named the permanent host for the weekday 7:00 P.M. slot for Fox News.
Watters tweeted out the news and in a quote tweet, Kayleigh McEnany, who co-hosts “Outnumbered,” congratulated him.
Forbes reported that Watters has risen quickly in the ranks at Fox, having joined the network in 2002 as a production assistant and moving one year later into his break-out role as a field correspondent for the then-top rated show in cable news, “The O’Reilly Factor.”
It was in that role that he did epic man-on-the-street interviews in a segment called “Watters’ World,” which then became the name of his weekend show, which debuted in 2017.
As Forbes also pointed out, naming Watters makes sense for Fox News, as he’s been associated with some of the highest-performing franchises in the FNC lineup.
“The Five” has set ratings records in recent months, outperforming primetime shows and, in the 4th quarter of 2021, becoming the top-rated show in all of cable news with an average total audience of 3.296 million viewers.
“Watters World” has dominated its 8 p.m. hour, averaging 1.9 million viewers and regularly ranking as the highest-rated program airing on weekends.
As we reported yesterday, CEO of Fox News Media, Suzanne Scott, said, “Jesse’s versatility and hosting acumen has grown exponentially over the last five years, and he has developed a deep connection to the audience through two hit shows The Five and Watters’ World.”
“We look forward to watching him expand his connection even further through this new solo weeknight hour,” Scott emphazied.