A Fazenda (Portuguese pronunciation: [a fɐˈzẽdɐ], English: The Farm) is a Brazilian reality television game show based on the Swedish television series of the same name that was originally created in 2001 by Strix and produced in association with Sony Entertainment and Endemol. The series premiered on Sunday May 31, 2009 at 9:30 p.m. on RecordTV.[1]

A Fazenda
A Fazenda logo.jpg
GenreReality show
Created byStrix Television
Sony Pictures Television
Developed by2waytraffic
Endemol
Presented byBritto Júnior (2009–14)
Roberto Justus (2015–17)
Marcos Mion (2018–)
Opening themeBased on "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees
Composer(s)Marco Camargo
Country of originBrazil
Original language(s)Portuguese
No. of seasons11
(10 regular seasons;
1 spin-off)
No. of episodes701
Production
Production location(s)Itu (2009–15)
Itapecerica da Serra (2017–)
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkRecordTV
Picture formatSDTV
(2009–10)
HDTV
(2011–present)
Original releaseMay 31, 2009 –
present
Chronology
Related showsThe Farm
Fazenda de Verão

The show is based on a group of celebrities living together twenty-four hours a day in a Farm (located in Itu during first eight seasons, and in Itapecerica da Serra since season nine), isolated from the outside world (primarily from mass media, such as newspapers, telephones, television and the internet) while having all their steps followed by cameras around-the-clock, with no privacy for three months.[2]

The contestants compete for the chance to win the grand prize by avoiding weekly eviction, until the last celebrity remains at the end of the season that can claim the grand prize.[3] The show was originally presented by news reporter Britto Junior, a position he held throughout the first seven seasons. Roberto Justus later replaced Britto as the host of the series from the eighth season onwards.

Since 2010, the subscription-based live feeds are available directly through R7.com. In order to preserve the drama for television broadcasts, RecordTV does not webcast certain moments that transpire in the house, including weekly competitions.[4][5]

FormatEdit

The show features 14–17 celebrities who are sequestered in the Farm with no contact to or from the outside world. while having all their steps followed by cameras around-the-clock. Each week, the contestants take part in several compulsory challenges that determine who will win the power in the Farm.

Season chronologyEdit

Season Number of
farmers
Number of
weeks
Finalists
Winner Runner-up Third place
1 15 12 Dado Dolabella Danni Carlos Carlinhos da Silva
2 14 12 Karina Bacchi André Segatti Mateus Rocha
3 15 12 Daniel Bueno Sérgio Abreu Lisi Benitez
4 18 12 Joana Machado Monique Evans Raquel Pacheco
5 16 13 Viviane Araújo Felipe Folgosi Léo Áquilla
6 16 14 Bárbara Evans Denise Rocha Marcos Oliver
7 17 13 DH Silveira Babi Rossi Heloisa Faissol
8 16 11 Douglas Sampaio Ana Paula Minerato Luka Ribeiro
9 16 13 Flávia Viana Marcos Härter Matheus Lisboa
10 16 13 Rafael Ilha João Zoli Caíque Aguiar
11 17 13 Lucas Viana Hari Almeida Diego Grossi

Fazenda de VerãoEdit

Fazenda de Verão (English: Summer Farm) was spin-off of A Fazenda, but with anonymous people, instead of the celebrities playing the role of farmers. Rodrigo Faro was the host, replacing Britto Junior from the main celebrity version.[6]

Season Number of
farmers
Number of
weeks
Finalists
Winner Runner-up Third place
1 22 13 Angelis Borges Isis Gomes Thyago Gesta

Ratings and receptionEdit

Season Timeslot (BRT) Premiered Ended TV season SP viewers
(in points)
Source
Date Viewers
(in points)
Date Viewers
(in points)
1 Everyday 9:30 pm May 31, 2009 16 August 23, 2009 21 2009–10 13

2 November 15, 2009 19 February 10, 2010 19 09

3 Everyday 11:15 pm September 28, 2010 20 December 21, 2010 17 2010–11 15

4 July 19, 2011 16 October 12, 2011 15 2011–12 11

5 Everyday 10:30 pm May 29, 2012 17 August 29, 2012 18 2012–13 11

6 Everyday 11:15 pm June 23, 2013 16 September 29, 2013 12 2013–14 09

7 Everday 10:30 pm September 14, 2014 12 December 10, 2014 11 2014–15 09

8 September 23, 2015 13 December 8, 2015 10 2015–16 09

9 September 12, 2017 10 December 7, 2017 12 2017–18 09

10 Everday 10:45 pm September 18, 2018 9,8 December 13, 2018 13,2 2018–19 11

11 September 17, 2019 December, 2019 2019–20

  • Each point represents a specific number of households in São Paulo.

2009: 55.000 households
2010: 55.000 households
2011: 58.000 households
2012: 60.000 households
2013: 62.000 households
2014: 65.000 households
2015: 67.000 households
2017: 70.500 households
2018: 71.855 households

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit