The BEST Episodes of To Catch a Predator

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2021

Network: NBC

To Catch a Predator was an American news exposé series that featured hidden camera investigations by the television newsmagazine program Dateline NBC. It was devoted to impersonating underage people (generally ages 12–15) and detaining male adults who contacted them over the Internet for sexual liaisons. People were lured to meet with a decoy under the pretense of sexual contact and then confronted.

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Murphy, Texas, Part 1

#1 - Murphy, Texas, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 13, 2007

Chris Hansen presents a hidden-camera report on alleged Internet predators based in Murphy, Texas.

star 8.80
5 votes
Greenville, Ohio, Part 2

#2 - Greenville, Ohio, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 2006

star 7.82
11 votes
Fort Myers, Florida, Part 1

#3 - Fort Myers, Florida, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 10, 2006

Chris Hansen's investigation into alleged Internet predators continues.

star 7.73
11 votes
Riverside County, California

#4 - Riverside County, California

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 2006

Chris Hansen offers a second update to his investigation into online predators and the hazards of Internet chat rooms for children.

star 7.67
12 votes
Fortson, Georgia, Part 2

#5 - Fortson, Georgia, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 22, 2006

Chris Hansen presents the second part of his hidden-camera report on alleged Internet predators. His investigation is based in Harris County, Ga.

star 7.67
6 votes
Petaluma, California, Part 1

#6 - Petaluma, California, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 29, 2006

Chris Hansen journeys to Petaluma, Cal., to continue his hidden-camera investigation into alleged Internet predators.

star 7.50
8 votes
Petaluma, California, Part 2

#7 - Petaluma, California, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 6, 2006

Chris Hansen's hidden-camera investigation into alleged Internet predators continues in Petaluma, Cal.

star 7.38
8 votes
Long Beach, California, Part 1

#8 - Long Beach, California, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 30, 2007

Chris Hansen reports on alleged Internet predators in Long Beach, Cal., in Part 1 of his latest “To Catch a Predator” series.

star 7.22
9 votes
Flagler Beach, Florida, Part 1

#9 - Flagler Beach, Florida, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 27, 2007

Chris Hansen investigates alleged Internet predators in a hidden-camera report from Flagler Beach, Fla.

star 7.18
11 votes
Fort Myers, Florida, Part 2

#10 - Fort Myers, Florida, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 2006

Correspondent Chris Hansen's “To Catch a Predator” report on Florida raps up.

star 7.10
10 votes
Bowling Green, Kentucky

#11 - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 28, 2007

Chris Hansen corners alleged Internet stalkers in Bowling Green, Ky., in the 12th edition of "To Catch a Predator.

star 7.08
12 votes
Bethpage, Long Island

#12 - Bethpage, Long Island

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 11, 2004

The first in the series aired in November 2004 as a Dateline NBC segment called Dangerous Web. The operation was set up in a home in Long Island, NY, to which 18 men came over two-and-a-half days after making an appointment for sex with a minor. One of the men in the investigation was a New York City firefighter, who was later fired by the FDNY.

star 7.05
22 votes
Fortson, Georgia, Part 1

#13 - Fortson, Georgia, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 13, 2006

Chris Hansen journeys to Harris County, Ga., to investigate alleged Internet predators.

star 7.00
10 votes
Flagler Beach, Florida, Part 2

#14 - Flagler Beach, Florida, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 6, 2007

The conclusion of Chris Hansen's two-part investigation into alleged Internet predators based in Flagler Beach, Fla.

star 7.00
3 votes
Greenville, Ohio, Part 1

#15 - Greenville, Ohio, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 26, 2006

Chris Hansen travels to Ohio and Florida to file the first in a new series of hidden-camera reports on alleged online sexual predators as part of the ongoing “To Catch a Predator” series.

star 6.92
12 votes
Suburban Washington, D.C.

#16 - Suburban Washington, D.C.

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 4, 2005

Chris Hansen's report on the dangers of Internet chat rooms for kids includes a hidden-camera investigation and suggestions on how to protect children from online predators.

star 6.90
20 votes
Ocean County, New Jersey, Part 1

#17 - Ocean County, New Jersey, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 18, 2007

Chris Hansen investigates alleged Internet predators in a hidden-camera report from Ocean County, N.J.

star 6.56
16 votes
Long Beach, California, Part 2

#18 - Long Beach, California, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 6, 2007

Chris Hansen presents Part 2 of his hidden-camera report on alleged Internet predators in Long Beach, Cal.

star 6.00
4 votes
Murphy, Texas, Part 2

#19 - Murphy, Texas, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 20, 2007

The conclusion of correspondent Chris Hansen's two-part investigation into alleged Internet predators based in Murphy, Texas.

star 6.00
2 votes
Ocean County, New Jersey, Part 2

#20 - Ocean County, New Jersey, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jul 25, 2007

The conclusion of Chris Hansen's investigation of alleged Internet predators in Ocean County, N.J.

star 0.00
0 votes