|Genre||Reality competition 28|
|Created by||Charlie Parsons|
|Country of origin||Brazil|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||74|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||TV Globo|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||July 23, 2000 (2000-07-23)|
|Related shows||Expedition Robinson|
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 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. 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. After a lackluster performance, Marques was replaced by paracanoe athlete Fernando Fernandes on season six.
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.
|#||Location||Days||Castaways||Original tribes||Winner||Runner-up||Grand prize||Host|
|23||12||Two tribes of six||Elaine de Melo||Pipa Diniz||R$ 300.000||Zeca Camargo|
|2||Chapada dos Guimarães,
|Léo Rassi||Christina Moreira|
|Rodrigo Trigueiro||Hérica Sanfelice|
|62||20||Two tribes of ten||Luciana Araújo||Gabriela Costa||R$ 500.000||Zeca Camargo|
|23||16||Two tribes of eight former Big Brother Brasil housemates||Paula Amorim||Viegas de Carvalho||R$ 500.000||André Marques|
|24||Two tribes of twelve||Fernando Fernandes|
Since 2021, in addition to the main series, two companion shows are also produced for No Limite.
No Limite – A Eliminação
A spin-off series titled No Limite – A Eliminação (No Limite – The Elimination) airs alongside the show on Multishow on Wednesdays nights and on TV Globo on Sundays nights featuring a weekly re-cap episode and interview with the eliminated contestant.
Bate Papo No Limite
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.
Ratings and reception
All numbers are in points and provided by Kantar Ibope Media.
|Season||Timeslot (BRT)||Premiered||Ended||TV season||SP viewers
|1||Sunday 11:00 p.m.||July 23, 2000||46.0||September 10, 2000||50.0||2000||—|||
|2||January 28, 2001||34.0||March 25, 2001||41.0||2001|||
|3||October 28, 2001||33.0||December 23, 2001||37.0|||
|4||Thursday 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 p.m.
|July 30, 2009||25.0||September 27, 2009||17.0||2009||18.00|||
|5||Tuesday 10:30 p.m.||May 11, 2021||21.4||July 20, 2021||16.3||2021||17.48|||
|6||Tuesday 10:30 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 p.m.
|May 3, 2022||July 7, 2022||2022|
- "'No Limite 5' adiado para o ano que vem".
- "'No Limite': Andre Marques será o apresentador do novo formato".
- "'No Limite' volta em novo formato e participantes serão ex-BBBs".
- "Globo tira Andre Marques do No Limite e dá 'última chance' para reality; entenda".
- "'No Limite': Fernando Fernandes é o novo apresentador do reality".
- "Programação terá entrevistas e resumos especiais no retorno de 'No Limite'".
- "'No Limite' estreia nesta terça com ex-BBBs; saiba tudo sobre o programa".
- "Audiência da final de "No Limite" é menor que a do penúltimo episódio".
- "Último episódio de "No Limite" teve 41 pontos de audiência".
- "Final de "No Limite 3" resgata audiência da primeira edição".
- "Sem emoção, final de "No Limite" tem pior audiência de todas as edições".
- "Ti Ti Ti afunda e faz Vale a Pena Ver de Novo ter o pior ibope em três anos".
- "Com ex-BBBs, No Limite 5 chega ao fim com o pior ibope da história do reality". 21 July 2021.