Topic archives: Underbelly

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Debate is the big winner

August 12, 2013 1

Nine's original programming is still failing to attract viewers, while last night's debate drew in a big audience across a number of channels.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: reality TV out, cricket and news in

August 5, 2013 1

Nine was the big winner on the weekend, despite poor ratings for Big Brother and a late start on election coverage.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: ABC shows them how it’s done

November 5, 2012

Despite the lowish audience, the ABC again showed the Nine Network how to make a terrific drama out of a significant crime and social issue story in last night's telemovie Dangerous Remedy.

The internet vs. the world part 1: gatekeepers lose control as we connect

December 20, 2010 13

From WikiLeaks to Underbelly, the common theme of the rise of the internet is that it connects people. And interconnectedness threatens the powerful.

Get into an old-school crime novel

July 14, 2010

P.M. Newton worked in the NSW police force for 13 years and it shows in the details of this gripping crime novel, The Old School, writes Shane Strange.

Underbelly finishes on a 1.8 million winning note

June 28, 2010

Underbelly did well in all markets, but it showed a disconcerting trait of viewers tuning out.

Underbelly goes Godfather

June 23, 2010

The Underbelly franchise has been sold to a US pay TV and the shows will be remade using the stories of notorious American crime families. Hopefully it works better than Kath & Kim...

Underbelly murders everything

May 10, 2010 1

Nine only got up because Underbelly rated its socks off in Sydney, and was solid in Melbourne and Brisbane. It wasn't all that popular in Adelaide and Perth.

The media flogs Williams’ bloody corpse

The media flogs Williams’ bloody corpse

April 20, 2010 5

Drug trafficker and hitman Carl Williams met his bloody demise in prison yesterday. It's the story that has it all: murder, celebrity crims, betrayal, police corruption... but just how far will the nation's papers go in celebrating the life and death of a murderer?

Tracking the Twittering and tittering on <em>Underbelly</em>

Tracking the Twittering and tittering on Underbelly

April 12, 2010

Dan Barrett charts the Twitter discussion of Sunday's Underbelly 3 debut episode: it trended, but it was no Hey Hey or MasterChef.