Fox News Tonight
GenreCurrent affairs program
Presented byRotating Hosts
Brian Kilmeade
Lawrence Jones
Kayleigh McEnany
Will Cain
Trey Gowdy
Joey Jones
Harris Faulkner
Piers Morgan
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
Production locationNew York City
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes (with commercials)
Original release
NetworkFox News
ReleaseApril 24 (2023-04-24)[1] –
July 14, 2023 (2023-07-14)

Fox News Tonight is an American TV show that aired on the Fox News Channel from April 24, 2023 – July 14, 2023. It was the successor to Tucker Carlson Tonight after host Tucker Carlson was let go over the weekend of April 22–23, 2023. The program ended its run after it was announced that Jesse Watters Primetime would be the permanent show in the 8 p.m. slot.[2]


Fox News Tonight replaced Tucker Carlson Tonight in the 8pm timeslot on the Fox News Channel in 2023, premiering on April 24. Tucker Carlson had previously replaced Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor in 2017 in the same timeslot.[3][4]

At the start as an interim measure, a rotating cast of hosts will host the show, rotating each week. For the week of April 24, the host was Brian Kilmeade.[4] Following the loss Tucker Carlson, the show lost viewership compared to its predecessor, falling 50%, but still won its timeslot in its first week, as compared to competing news programming on competitor news networks CNN, Newsmax, OAN; closely edging out MSNBC in the ratings.[5]

In June 2023, Fox News Channel announced Jesse Watters Primetime would be permanent in the 8 p.m. EST hour effective July 17.[6]


The following Fox News personalities served as weekly interim hosts of the program.

See also


  1. ^ Fox News (April 24, 2023). "Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson Part Ways". Fox News Media.
  2. ^ "Fox News parts ways with Tucker Carlson". April 24, 2023. Retrieved July 15, 2023.
  3. ^ Mark Joyella (April 20, 2017). "Why Fox News Didn't Hesitate To Replace Bill O'Reilly With Tucker Carlson". Forbes.
  4. ^ a b Katie Robertson (April 24, 2023). "'Fox News Tonight' Replaces Tucker Carlson's Show". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (April 28, 2023). "Fox News 8 pm Viewership Down Sharply Since Tucker Carlson's Ouster". TVLine.
  6. ^ Weprin, Alex (June 26, 2023). "Fox News Overhauls Primetime Lineup in Post-Tucker Carlson Era". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2023.
  7. ^ Johnson, Ted (April 25, 2023). "Brian Kilmeade Briefly References Tucker Carlson's Exit In First Episode Of 'Fox News Tonight' — Update". Deadline. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  8. ^ "". Twitter. Retrieved June 10, 2023. ((cite web)): External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Libertarian commentator Lawrence Jones to take turn in Tucker Carlson seat". Yahoo Life. May 2023. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  10. ^ "Kayleigh McEnany Gets a Tryout for Tucker Carlson's Fox News Time Slot". May 4, 2023. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  11. ^ "'Fox & Friends Weekend' Host Will Cain Next to Pinch-Hit in Tucker Carlson's Old Primetime Slot (Exclusive)". Yahoo Entertainment. May 12, 2023. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  12. ^ (May 19, 2023). "Trey Gowdy will host Tucker Carlson's former 8 pm slot on Fox News this week". Washington Examiner. Retrieved May 20, 2023. ((cite web)): |last= has generic name (help); External link in |last= (help)
  13. ^ Joyella, Mark. "Johnny Joey Jones To Host 'Fox News Tonight' Week Of Memorial Day". Forbes. Retrieved May 25, 2023.
  14. ^ Darwish, Meaghan (June 2, 2023). "Harris Faulkner to Host 'Fox News Tonight' Next Week". TV Insider. Retrieved June 3, 2023.
Fox News Channel primetime schedule Preceded byJesse Watters Primetimeas 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Fox News Tonight 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm 1:00 am – 2:00 am (replay) Succeeded byHannityas 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Fox News Channel primetime 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm timeslot Preceded byTucker Carlson Tonightas 2017 – 2023 Fox News Tonight Incumbent