No Limite

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No Limite
GenreReality competition
Created byCharlie Parsons
Based onSurvivor
Presented by
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes83
Running time60 minutes
Original release
NetworkTV Globo
ReleaseJuly 23, 2000 (2000-07-23) –
August 17, 2023 (2023-08-17)
Expedition Robinson
International versions

No Limite (English: On the Edge) is the Brazilian version of the international Survivor reality competition television franchise, itself derived from the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson created by Charlie Parsons which premiered in 1997. The series premiered on Sunday, July 23, 2000, on TV Globo and was initially hosted by journalist Zeca Camargo.

No Limite was originally cancelled in 2001 after three seasons, due to the consistent ratings decline starting in season two. TV Globo would briefly revive the series for a fourth season in 2009. A follow-up season titled No Limite: Xtream was planned for 2010 but was ultimately scrapped.[1] In 2021, the series was revived for a second time with actor André Marques as the new host and 16 returning housemates of Big Brother Brasil as contestants.[2][3] After a lackluster performance, Marques was replaced by paracanoe athlete Fernando Fernandes on season six.[4][5]


The show basically follows the structure and all elements of the Survivor franchise, with some modifications. Contestants are split into two tribes, are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meagre supplies for a period of several weeks. Frequent physical and mental challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for immunity, forcing the other tribe to attend Tribal Council, where they must vote one of their tribemates out of the game by secret ballot.

About halfway through the game, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and challenges are on an individual basis; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out.

The first three seasons feature "semi-finals" and "finals", and the final consisted of a great marathon of tests (physical and logical) involving elements used throughout the season. The final result was revealed live (with the exception of the first season) by the presenter. In the fourth season, the first five eliminations were decided by public vote. And in the final, all the contestants eliminated after the merger began to compose a jury, which would decide the winner, through a live vote. In the fifth season eliminated two pairs of contestants at the final six, and the winner was decided by a public vote.

Series overview[edit]

List of No Limite seasons
# Location Days Castaways Original tribes Winner Runner-up Grand prize Host
Original series
1 Aquiraz,
23 12 Two tribes of six Elaine de Melo Pipa Diniz R$300.000 Zeca Camargo
2 Chapada dos Guimarães,
Mato Grosso
Léo Rassi Christina Moreira
3 Marajó,
Rodrigo Trigueiro Hérica Sanfelice
Revived series
4 Trairi,
62 23 Two tribes of ten Luciana Araújo Gabriela Costa R$500.000 Zeca Camargo
Current series
5 Beberibe,
23 16 Two tribes of eight former Big Brother Brasil housemates Paula Amorim Viegas de Carvalho R$500.000 André Marques
6 Trairi,
48 24 Two tribes of twelve Charles Gama Ipojucan Ícaro Fernando Fernandes
7 Rio Negro,
21 15 Two tribes of seven or eight Dedé Macedo Raiana Bertoso

Companion series[edit]

Since 2021, in addition to the main series, two companion shows are also produced for No Limite.

No Limite – A Eliminação[edit]

A spin-off series titled No Limite – A Eliminação (No Limite – The Elimination) airs alongside the show on Multishow on Wednesday nights and on TV Globo on Sunday nights featuring a weekly re-cap episode and interview with the eliminated contestant.[6]

Bate Papo No Limite[edit]

An online spin-off show titled Bate Papo No Limite (Chat No Limite) airs live immediately following the episodes on Gshow and Globoplay featuring exclusive content across social media sites and interviews hosted by Ana Clara Lima with the eliminated contestants and celebrity guests.[7]

Ratings and reception[edit]

Brazilian ratings[edit]

All numbers are in points and provided by Kantar Ibope Media.

Season Timeslot (BRT) Premiered Ended TV season SP viewers
(in points)
Date Viewers
(in points)
Date Viewers
(in points)
Original series
1 Sunday 11:00 p.m. July 23, 2000 46.0 September 10, 2000 50.0 2000 [8]
2 January 28, 2001 34.0 March 25, 2001 41.0 2001 [9]
3 October 28, 2001 33.0 December 23, 2001 37.0 [10]
Revived series
4 Thursday 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 p.m.
July 30, 2009 25.0 September 27, 2009 17.0 2009 18.00 [11]
Current series
5 Tuesday 10:30 p.m. May 11, 2021 21.4 July 20, 2021 16.3 2021 17.48 [12]
6 Tuesday 10:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 p.m.
May 3, 2022 17.3 July 7, 2022 16.7 2022 16.14 [14]
7 July 18, 2023 14.0 August 17, 2023 15.9 2023 15.11 [16]


  1. ^ "'No Limite 5' adiado para o ano que vem".
  2. ^ "'No Limite': Andre Marques será o apresentador do novo formato".
  3. ^ "'No Limite' volta em novo formato e participantes serão ex-BBBs".
  4. ^ "Globo tira Andre Marques do No Limite e dá 'última chance' para reality; entenda".
  5. ^ "'No Limite': Fernando Fernandes é o novo apresentador do reality".
  6. ^ "Programação terá entrevistas e resumos especiais no retorno de 'No Limite'".
  7. ^ "'No Limite' estreia nesta terça com ex-BBBs; saiba tudo sobre o programa".
  8. ^ "Audiência da final de "No Limite" é menor que a do penúltimo episódio".
  9. ^ "Último episódio de "No Limite" teve 41 pontos de audiência".
  10. ^ "Final de "No Limite 3" resgata audiência da primeira edição".
  11. ^ "Sem emoção, final de "No Limite" tem pior audiência de todas as edições".
  12. ^ "Ti Ti Ti afunda e faz Vale a Pena Ver de Novo ter o pior ibope em três anos".
  13. ^ "Com ex-BBBs, No Limite 5 chega ao fim com o pior ibope da história do reality". 21 July 2021.
  14. ^ "No Limite 2022 amarga pior IBOPE de estreia da história do programa; veja".
  15. ^ "Final do No Limite 2022 bate edição com ex-BBBs, mas temporada fracassa".
  16. ^ "Mesmo com sinal fora do ar, Record fica a apenas três décimos do SBT".
  17. ^ "No Limite não resiste ao ultimato da Globo e termina com pior audiência da história".