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Channel Seven’s Plate of Origin is defeated by Nine’s The Block

The ratings are in: Channel Seven’s Plate of Origin debuts with solid ratings – but still beats Nine’s The Block and pales in comparison to MasterChef

The season premiere of Plate of Origin aired Sunday evening.

And although Channel Seven’s new cooking show debuted to solid ratings, it was still beaten by Nine’s The Block.

According to OzTam, The premiere of Plate of Origin drew 667,000 viewers, while The Block had 943,000 viewers, which later rose to 1,016 metro million for room openings.

The ratings are in: Channel Seven's Plate of Origin debuted on Sunday with solid ratings - but it was still beaten by Nine's The Block and paled in comparison to MasterChef. Judges depicted Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and Manu Feildel

The ratings are in: Channel Seven’s Plate of Origin debuted on Sunday with solid ratings – but it was still beaten by Nine’s The Block and paled in comparison to MasterChef. Judges depicted Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and Manu Feildel

Seven’s show was also surpassed by Channel Ten’s MasterChef, which premiered in April to 1.23 million viewers across the country.

MasterChef even managed to beat Married At First Sight, with the Channel Nine reality series premiering in February to an audience of 1,154 million.

Meanwhile, Seven’s Plate of Origin sees 10 teams from different countries compete in a World Cup-style culinary battle.

The countries represented in the competition include Australia, Cameroon, China, France, Greece, Italy, India, Lebanon, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Ratings: The Plate of Origin premiere attracted 667,000 viewers, while The Block had 943,000 viewers, which later rose to 1,016 metro million for room openings. Pictured The Block host Scott Cam

Ratings: The Plate of Origin premiere attracted 667,000 viewers, while The Block had 943,000 viewers, which later rose to 1,016 metro million for room openings. Pictured The Block host Scott Cam

Ratings: The Plate of Origin premiere attracted 667,000 viewers, while The Block had 943,000 viewers, which later rose to 1,016 metro million for room openings. Pictured The Block host Scott Cam

Former MasterChef judges Matt Preston, Gary Mehigan and their new co-judge Manu Feildel judge the dishes of each team.

The show’s premiere on Sunday received some mixed reviews, with many calling it a ‘boring’ cross between My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef.

‘This reminds me too much of MKR. I’m almost knocked out, ”one person said.

Popular: Plate of Origin was also surpassed by Channel Ten's MasterChef, which premiered in April and got 1.23 million viewers nationwide

Popular: Plate of Origin was also surpassed by Channel Ten's MasterChef, which premiered in April and got 1.23 million viewers nationwide

Popular: Plate of Origin was also surpassed by Channel Ten’s MasterChef, which premiered in April and got 1.23 million viewers nationwide

Another agreed: ‘The format of #PlateOfOriginAU is essentially My Kitchen Rules only two teams at a time’.

Some liked the mix of formats though, with one fan tweeting, ‘I like this so far seems like a cross between Masterchef and My Kitchen Rules’.

Another added: ‘#PlateOfOrigin seems cool so far. But it is quite difficult to shorten the title #MKR style. ‘

Reviews: The Plate of Origin premiere on Sunday received some mixed reviews, many calling it a 'boring' cross between My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef

Reviews: The Plate of Origin premiere on Sunday received some mixed reviews, many calling it a 'boring' cross between My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef

Reviews: The Plate of Origin premiere on Sunday received some mixed reviews, many calling it a ‘boring’ cross between My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef

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