NBC's 9pm 'Dateline' led a very slow Saturday night with a 0.35 adults 18-49 rating with 3.19 million viewers. Its 8pm 'Dateline Special' lead-in delivered 0.26 with 2.7 million viewers. The only other telecasts worth nothing were ABC's two airings of ESPN's 'The Last Dance' which were at 0.19/1.17 million at 8pm and 0.20/1.02 million at 9pm. Outside of primetime, ABC's 'World News Tonight' at 6:30pm was strong with a 0.5 in the demo and 5.67 million viewers (including the day's best 0.3 rating in 18-34).
ESPN's 'UFC Fight Fight' (0.33 in 18-49, 908,000 viewers) had cable's best ratings among 18-49 as well as in men 18-49 (0.44), adults 18-34 (0.21), and males 12-34 (0.21). It also tied CNN's 11pm 'Situation Room' (0.29, 1.46 million) in adults 25-54 (0.42).
Food Network was paced by new episodes of 'Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives' (0.19, 660,000), 'Pioneer Woman' (0.18, 987,000), 'The Kitchen' (0.16, 938,000), and 'Barefoot Contessa' (0.13, 779,000). All were strong in women 18-49 at 0.23/0.22/0.21/0.17 respectively.
Finally, Hallmark Channel aired an original movie 'Love in the Forecast' (0.16, 2.14 million) which was positive at 0.23 in W18-49 and 1.65 in people over 50.
Other programs of note include:
-Ancient Aliens (History): 0.11/528,000
-Gordon: Extra Helping (Nat Geo): 0.10/351,000
-Gordon Ramsay: Off the Menu (Nat Geo): 0.10/405,000
-Tree Island with Bear (Discovery): 0.10/335,000
-Mark of a Killer (Oxygen): 0.09/456,000
-Young Dylan (Nickelodeon): 0.09/402,000
-Queen Collective (BET, 9pm): 0.08/236,000
-Accident, Suicide, Murder (Oxygen): 0.08/347,000
-The Zoo (Animal Planet): 0.07/647,000
-Blaze (Nick Jr.): 0.07/338,000
-Saved By the Barn (Animal Planet): 0.06/581,000
-Dr. Jeff Rocky Mountain Special (Animal Planet): 0.06/621,000
-Queen Collective (BET, 9:30pm): 0.06/152,000
-Group Chat (Nickelodeon): 0.05/299,000
-Queen Collective (BET, 10pm): 0.05/148,000
-My Classic Car (Motor Trend): 0.05/212,000
-Autopsy (Reelz, 9pm): 0.05/218,000
-Heartland Docs (Nat Geo Wild): 0.04/430,000
-Sam's Garage (Motor Trend): 0.04/171,000
-Queen Collective (BET, 10:30pm): 0.04/117,000
-Autopsy (Reelz, 8pm): 0.03/153,000
-Sesame Street (HBO): 0.03/102,000
-Fear Not with Iyanla (OWN): 0.03/94,000
-Home Made Simple (OWN): 0.02/99,000
-Mob Town (Showtime): 0.02/206,000
-Partners in Crime (Ovation): 0.01/146,000
Source: Nielsen Media Research