TV3′s switchboard ran hot last night with the phones not stopping from between 9:00pm and 11:00pm with disgruntled viewers, many who were rude and abusive, calling because Underbelly had not been shown in its normal timeslot. Many threatened to call back to talk to the head of programming which may explain why we were unable to reach her for comment.
Callers were all wanting to know why the show had been moved to such a late timeslot which made it difficult to watch for those who need to be up early for work. One caller though, a shift worker, had woken from his sleep to watch the show only to learn the show was not on.
Underbelly has been a huge hit in Australia despite it not airing in the state of Victoria due to legal issues and is rumored to have been picked up for a second season by Channel Nine.