So the UUP finally score in East Antrim.............................and fail everywhere else.
Especially dire since that they managed this, while their vote management narrowly cost them Lagan Valley and they could have at least been in contention in Strangford if Smith had 1,000 more votes. Of course the results outside of Greater Belfast are terrible for them, increased Sinn Féin turnout washing away second unionist seats in many constituencies, with them not even being competitive with the DUP for the unionist seat - some cases of even less than half of the DUP vote.
Whatever the UUP did here, they need to learn from it. A 2.5% increase coupled with a small decline in the DUP vote share meant Stewart was ahead of Ross after every count, and close to Lyons (and briefly ahead after the Alliance votes transferred). The UUP could have vote balanced better, but the DUP did an even worse job.
No surprise that McMullan lost out, but the UUP gain at the DUP's expense was probably the party's best result.