‘The Five’ Host Considered the ‘Odds-On Favorite’ to Replace Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Time Slot

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Now that Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News, the network has a massive hole to fill in its primetime 8 p.m. time slot.

According to CNN, in 2021 Carlson’s show surpassed “The Sean Hannity Show” as the highest-rated cable news show, and it remained that way in 2022 and through the beginning of this year as well.

The network has huge shoes to fill, and a recent article from The Hill listed the people most likely to replace Carlson in the 8 p.m. spot.

The article listed well-known personalities including Piers Morgan, Brian Kilmeade, and Harris Faulkner, but one name stood above the rest.

Jesse Watters, a leading panelist for America’s top-rated debate show “The Five” and host of his own show “Jesse Watters Primetime,” was listed as the “odds-on favorite” to replace Carlson. 

The Hill described Watters as a “sharp-tongued” conservative who is just as comfortable going after Republicans as he is going after Democrats while remaining staunchly conservative on all topics.

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