ABC's airing of the ESPN docuseries 'The Last Dance' was really the only thing of note on the broadcast networks Saturday. There were three episodes airing at 8pm (0.2 in 18-49, 1.28 million viewers), 9pm (0.2, 1.16 million) and 10pm (0.3, 1.21 million). The top performer on broadcast for the day was 'ABC World News Tonight' at 6:30pm which was at 0.5 in the demo and 5.77 million viewers. It edged out both NBC's 'Nightly News Saturday' (0.4, 4.69 million) and CBS's 'Weekend News Saturday' (0.2, 2.38 million). In primetime, NBC, CBS, and FOX were in reruns.
On the cable side, CNN's 'Sesame Street Town Hall' led the day in adults 18-49 (0.32 rating) and tied for second in 25-54s with 8pm's 'Situation Room.' Among total viewers the two programs were at 1.31 million and 1.68 million. The best airings of the day in 25-54 belonged to the 9pm and 10pm editions of 'Situation Room' (1.62 million and 1.42 million viewers) and Fox News' 'The Greg Gutfeld Show' (all three at 0.42).
The top airings of the day on Fox News, in order, were 'Gutfeld' (0.26 in 18-49, 2.74 million), 'Justice with Judge Jeanine' (0.21 in 18-49/0.35 in 25-54, 2.98 million), and 'Watters World' (0.20/0.36, 2.85 million). MSNBC's 2pm hour was the best for that net (0.12/0.19, 1.21 million), barely out-rating the 8pm hour (0.11/0.16, 1.02 million).
Outside of news, Food Network had its usual lineup of 'Pioneer Woman' (0.24 in 18-49/0.28 in W18-49, 1.13 million), 'The Kitchen' (0.24/0.29, 1.12 million), 'Trishas Southern Kitchen' (0.20/0.27, 985,000), and 'Barefoot Contessa' (0.18/0.24, 917,000).
'UFC Prelims,' on ESPN, had the second-best numbers on the day in adults 18-49 (0.29), but was the top airing in both men 18-49 (0.40) and males 12-34 (0.20). It had 775,000 total viewers.
Other programs of note include:
-Mountain Mamas (HGTV, 1pm): 0.17/1.167 million
-Mountain Mamas (HGTV, 12pm): 0.16/997,000
-Mountain Mamas (HGTV, 1:30pm): 0.16/1.173 million
-Mountain Mamas (HGTV, 12:30pm): 0.15/985,000
-The Zoo (Animal Planet): 0.11/765,000
-Paw Patrol (Nick Jr.): 0.10/336,000
-Mark of a Killer (Oxygen): 0.09/409,000
-Ancient Aliens (History): 0.09/591,000
-Accident, Suicide, Murder (Oxygen): 0.09/397,000
-Saved by the Barn (Animal Planet): 0.07/595,000
-My Paranormal Nightmare (Travel): 0.07/327,000
-Group Chat (Nickelodeon): 0.06/311,000
-Cornhole (ESPN, 2pm): 0.04/141,000
-My Classic Car (Motor Trend): 0.03/156,000
-Sam's Garage (Motor Trend): 0.03/140,000
-Home Made Simple (OWN): 0.03/106,000
-Sesame Street (HBO): 0.03/69,000
-Autopsy (Reelz, 9pm): 0.02/141,000
-The 900 Series (Motor Trend): 0.02/94,000
-Girlfriends Check In (OWN): 0.02/101,000
-Autopsy (Reelz, 8pm): 0.02/174,000
-Frankie Drake Mysteries (Ovation): 0.01/180,000
Source: Nielsen Media Research via ShowBuzzDaily