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PLATE OF ORIGIN | Seven flushes away final 2 episodes of POO in an epic 3-hour event

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Channel 7 will say goodbye to Plate of Origin (POO) by playing the final two episodes back to back on Tuesday 22nd September, creating a supersized 3-hour event. Did someone cook curry?

The network will push on and see the season through undeterred.

The s#!t ratings for Plate Of Origin, as low as 382k metro viewers last week all but seals the fate of the cooking format fronted by Manu Feildel, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston.

Seven’s decision to merge the final two episodes of #POO into a 3-hour Tuesday event comes after the AFL scheduled the Collingwood vs Port Adelaide clash for Monday, Sept 21.

There were high expectations for the show that one might say was loo-sley based on the Nine series Family Food Fight.

The show’s hosts gelled well, but looking under the rim, the format always felt poorly conceived. Particularly an opening night decision to get 3000 years of Chinese cooking history to compete against an Australian team presenting mashed potatoes.

Despite a mass of publicity, the 90-minute opening episode felt painfully slow-moving and lacked any real tension for viewers. It seems you just can’t polish a turd.

With ratings in free-fall, Seven will be happy to close the lid on Plate of Origin and move forward to its next big reality hope, SAS Australia. Holy crap!

Plate of Origin – season finale – Tuesday 22nd September at 7:30pm on Seven.

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Channel 7 will say goodbye to Plate of Origin (POO) by playing the final two episodes back to back on Tuesday 22nd September, creating a supersized 3-hour event. Did someone cook curry?

The network will push on and see the season through undeterred.

The s#!t ratings for Plate Of Origin, as low as 382k metro viewers last week all but seals the fate of the cooking format fronted by Manu Feildel, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston.

Seven’s decision to merge the final two episodes of #POO into a 3-hour Tuesday event comes after the AFL scheduled the Collingwood vs Port Adelaide clash for Monday, Sept 21.

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There were high expectations for the show that one might say was loo-sley based on the Nine series Family Food Fight.

The show’s hosts gelled well, but looking under the rim, the format always felt poorly conceived. Particularly an opening night decision to get 3000 years of Chinese cooking history to compete against an Australian team presenting mashed potatoes.

Despite a mass of publicity, the 90-minute opening episode felt painfully slow-moving and lacked any real tension for viewers. It seems you just can’t polish a turd.

With ratings in free-fall, Seven will be happy to close the lid on Plate of Origin and move forward to its next big reality hope, SAS Australia. Holy crap!

Plate of Origin – season finale – Tuesday 22nd September at 7:30pm on Seven.

Aaron Ryanhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-aaron-ryan/
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a podcast contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566
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  1. Regarding Plate of Origin…I loved it…finally something positive without the bitchiness…just because a show doesn’t get “ratings” doesn’t mean it’s no good …I often can’t watch what I want to because I’m a Nurse doing shiftwork, others are putting children to bed or helping an elderly relative …Please…don’t sell off your good stuff Channel 7 …eg. Pooch Perfect …I’m getting so disillusioned & losing my respect for those who make the decisions at Channel 7.

  2. Loved Plate of Origin, far better than MKR which was not a cooking show but more bitchiness. Whilst it can be improved, please do not remove this wholesome show.
    As for SAS, using a convicted drug smuggler goes against what the law that you cannot prosper from your crimes. Why else is she there? Apart from her crime, she is a nobody. Sorry 7, we will be switching channels on that one

  3. We love POO, GOOD COOKING AND NO FIGHTING AND NASTINESS, AND FIND THE JUDGES HUMOROUS, BEATS SO MANY ARTIFICIAL REALITY SHOWS THAT ARE AROUND. WILL NOT BE WATCHING ANY OTHER DEPRESSING SHOW REPLACEMENT.

  4. I love the show and have watched all episodes. It’s like a breath of fresh air compared to other food shows.
    The teams are competitive but not nasty.
    I will be sorry to see it end.

  5. I have enjoyed Plate of Origin. The judges had great chemistry and I was pleased to see them back. The show was neither months of heavy going like Masterchef or full of contraversy as in MKR. I put this down to the competitors not being voters.

  6. You nailed it! I’ve enjoyed it on catch up TV. I couldn’t watch MKR as it was focused on the conflict not the food. The I don’t like how quickly the team’s are being eliminated on Plate of origin.

  7. Love plate of origin. Great idea ,what an opportunity to see cuisines from around the world.It needs more exploration.Thank God its all about the food and not back stabbing. Needs more interaction between judges and contestants. Seems very weird to have judges seated at small table.Will be very sad to see it go.Manu is great not sure that Matt brings anything to the show. Gary is good but taking 2/3 previous judges from masterchef probably didn’t appeal to audience.

  8. Have enjoyed every episode and recorded it also. Where it is filmed is lovely and all the contestants are possitive with the judging spot on. Do it again please. ??

  9. I stopped watching after the first night of what turned out to be an obvious case of reverse racism. Chinese team’s desert was by all indications from all three judges as bad, score 5, 5, 5. Aussie team’s desert was rated fantastic, could not be faulted by all three judges, score 6, 6, 6! This was so obvious I walked away and refused to watch another episode!

  10. I stopped watching after the first night of what turned out to be an obvious case of reverse racism. Chinese team’s desert was by all indications from all three judges as bad, score 5, 5, 5. Aussie team’s desert was rated fantastic, could not be faulted by all three judges, score 6, 6, 6! This was so obvious I walked away and refused to watch another episode!

  11. I would not watch sas either.
    Calling Sharpelle a celebitry goes against my grain !
    Shes definatly is not one !

  12. I’ve enjoyed watching POO! It’s the only time I actually turn my tv on because it is refreshing to watch a real cooking show with food from around the world and contestants who are supportive of others, unlike some drama filled reality show (read: MKR). I would love to see more seasons of POO – there so many more countries and their amazing cuisines to show.

  13. Didn’t watch one episode as i’m not a fan of this style of show, but this report is very trashy biased. To open by stating (maybe correctly) “shit ratings” is definitely not those of a professional reporter. With that kind of writing, you won’t get a job in any leading media organisation anytime soon. Sure call it out for what it is, but no need to report with words a 16 year old would use I.e. all the toilet jokes.

  14. I am so enjoying Plate of Origin! Couldn’t work out why it wasn’t on anymore so googled it, as you do, to find out you are doing a 3 hour finals marathon! Got to say that is not good programming! That is a big block of time for your Viewers Channel 7!
    As other people have commented – it has been so refreshing to watch a show that’s actually real without any bitchiness and trying to showcase very ordinary human behaviour! I think the whole concept was excellent!

  15. Such a feel good show. Everyone pleasant with each other – no nasty bitchin. Dont understand why it bombed in the ratings. During these stressful depressing times, what a relief to be able to watch something cheerful and positive.. And yes, the judges banter was an added bonus. Gonna miss it.

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