Jesse Watters Reveals ‘Cutting Edge’ Changes for His New Fox News Primetime Show


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Fox News host Jesse Watters is moving to primetime on the network and there will be some major changes.

Watters said that “Jesse Watters Primetime,” which debuts Monday at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, will look similar to his former show, “Watters World,” but will have more of a newsier edge to it.

“My tone is going to be the same. My style is going to be the same,” Watters said.

“I think the difference is going to be more the format because on a weekend show you’re reacting to news of that week. So, you’re doing a lot of summarization, and you’re incorporating all of the elements from the week and the impression that I’ve gotten off that week, whereas a nightly show, you’re basically, you swing for the fences every single night,” Watters said. “So that’s going to be different. It’s going to be more cutting edge, I’ll put it that way.”

Watters will continue to co-host “The Five.”


“I’m just going to try to put on a killer show every night and make sure each segment really sings and be creative and really put a lot of juice into it,” Watters said. “I think the numbers will come as the show gets momentum.”

“My main concern is when I’m going to eat dinner. Do I eat between 6 and 7? Or do I eat dinner when I get home after 8? It’s something I’ve wrestled with,” Watters said.

“I don’t think I’m going to be able to eat in-between ‘The Five’ and 7 p.m., so I’m going to have to eat dinner late,” he stated.

“So we wanted to give the audience an opportunity to text me, not just my mom. There is going to be a number that goes out … and the audience can communicate with me because I really want the show to be about the audience,” Watters said.

“My relationship with the audience, and the American people, has been the most formative thing in my career,” he explained.


“Whether it’s hate mail, butt-kissing, or just off-the-wall, I’m going to be responding to people.”

“We’re going to look at producers and correspondents at Fox, and then outside of Fox, to really get out there into the country, in the capital. You know, in California, wherever the story is, and they’re going to be bringing back video and stories to us,” he said.

“I like enterprise reporting aspect of cable news, I like confrontations and I love listening to what people want to say … so we’re definitely going to have a footprint out there.”



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