Los 80 intertitle
|Created by||Boris Quercia|
|Country of origin||Chile|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||65|
|Executive producer(s)||Alberto Gesswein|
|Running time||54 minutes|
|Original channel||Canal 13|
|Picture format||SDTV, HDTV|
|Original run||October 12, 2008– present|
Los 80 (literally in english: "The decade of the 80") is a Chilean drama TV series for Canal 13 produced to celebrate the Bicentennial of Chile, starring Daniel Muñoz, Tamara Acosta, Daniel Alcaíno, Loreto Aravena, Tomás Verdejo and Lucas Escobar. The series is inspired by the Spanish series of the same name released in 2004, but focusing on the events in Chile. The series was renewed for a seventh and last season that will premiere in Spring-Summer 2014,
The series, starring Daniel Muñoz and Tamara Acosta, tells the story of the Herrera family, a middle-class family living in Santiago of Chile. The plot is situated between 1982 and 1988, in the military dictatorship, and revolves around the various historical events during the 80's, especially the great economic crisis of that year and the 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Santiago.
- Daniel Muñoz as Juan Herrera
- Tamara Acosta as Ana Lopez
- Katty Kowalezco as Nancy Mora
- Daniel Alcaino as Exequiel Pacheco
- Loreto Aravena as Claudia Herrera Lopez
- Tomas Verdejo as Martin Herrera Lopez
- Lucas Escobar as Felix Herrera Lopez
- Pablo Freire as Bruno Mora
- Mario Horton as Gabriel Diaz
The first season of the series was premiered on October 12, 2008, in this first season, the season is located between 1982 and 1983, starting with the epic moment of Chile with the soccer player Carlos Caszely in the 1982 FIFA World Cup and finishing the season with the first national protest against Augusto Pinochet. The season marked a peak audience of 2.7 millions and an average rating in 10 episodes of 1.9 millions.
The second season was premiered on October 18, 2009, in this season, the season is located between 1983 and 1984, starting with a moment that changed the family Herrera, a new baby and finishing with the birth of the baby. The season had an average rating of 2.54 millions. The most watched episode of the season was "Nos queremos tanto" the season finale.
The third season of the series was premiered on October 17, 2010, the season is located in 1985, starting with the 1985 Algarrobo earthquake and finishing the season on December 19, 2010 with the decision of Claudia to leave her family, because she was being investigated by the CNI. The season most watched episode was "Familia", the season finale, which had an average of 3.25 millions with a peak audience of 4.3 millions. The season had an average of 2.67 millions. This season transformed "Los 80" in the most watched program in Chile.
The fourth season of the series was premiered on October 16, 2011, the season is located in 1986, starting with the Herrera's family reading the letter that Claudia's left and Juan going to Argentina to see his daughter, the season finished on December 20, 2011 with Pedro (CNI agent) torturing Claudia, a shooting where Gabriel (Claudia's boyfriend, pursuit by CNI) dies, and the episode ends with Claudia returning to her home and hugging her mother, the season finale "Cuando solo nos queda rezar" had an average of 3.4 millions with a peak audience of 4.4 millions. The season most watched episode was "Madres coraje", which had an average of 3.46 millions and it's the most watched episode of the series. This season had an average of 2.98 millions, and it was the most watched season of the series and the most watched program in the 2011.
The fifth season of the series was premiered on September 23, 2012, the season is located in 1987, starting with the visit of Pope John Paul II to Chile. The 5th season finished on December 16, 2012 with Juan trying to get a job after that Ricardo stoled all the money made from the sale of the factory, Claudia recovering of Gabriel's death, and trying to come back to medical school, repeating again the PAA (Chilean MCAT), and Felix getting his first kiss with Sibila. The season finale "El día más feliz de mi vida" (The happiest day of my life") had an average of 2.61 millions and a peak audience of 3.4 millions. The season most watched episode was "Y nada más", which had an average of 3.07 millions. The season had an average of 2.58 millions.
For the sixth season focuses on 1988, which was premiered on Octuber 13, 2013, marking what was the plebiscite of 1988 and the end of the dictatorship of Pinochet. The season finale was on January 12, 2014.
Chilean television ratings
The pilot episode attracted 2.06 million viewers in Chile, came first in its timeslot leaving behind other programs like Animal Nocturno (talk show) in the "competitive Sunday night". The most watched episode of Los 80 was "Madres coraje" the sixth episode of season four, it attracted 3.46 million viewers. Los 80 was the most watched new series in 2008, averaging a total of 1.92 million viewers.
For the second season, the show continues in the "competitive Sunday night", against Animal Nocturno (talk show) from TVN and Caiga Quien Caiga from Megavisión, leading the night with a 0.7 million of difference and increasing the series popularity and making the series a big cultural impact in the people who started to talk about that decade, averaging a total of 2.54 million viewers.
For the third season, the series continues leading the Sunday nights and became the most watched show of the year, the series increase the viewers, averaging a total of 2.67 million viewers, winning awards like TV Grama Award and the Copihue de Oro, the season finale attracted 3.2 million viewers.
The fourth season increase more the popularity of the series, this was the most watched season of the series and the most watched show of the year again, averaging a total of 2.98 million viewers, winning more awards like APES Award, Copihue de Oro and TV Grama again, the season finale make cry to the whole country with the Claudia's homecoming, that episode attracted 3.4 million viewers.
For the fifth season, the new timeslot made the show's decline in popularity and decrease in viewers, but the show continues leading the Sunday nights against, the season premiere attracted 2.96 million viewers, and was the lead-out to Pareja Perfecta, which attracted 2.51 million viewers that night, the season finale attracted 2.61 million viewers, and the season average 2.58 million viewers, with a total of 12 episodes.
|Season||Episodes||Timeslot||Season premiere||Season finale||TV season||Viewers (millions)|
|Los 80 (season 1)||10||Sunday 10:30 pm||October 12, 2008||December 21, 2008||2008||1.92|
|Los 80 (season 2)||10||Sunday 10:30 pm||October 18, 2009||December 27, 2009||2009||2.54|
|Los 80 (season 3)||10||Sunday 10:30 pm||October 17, 2010||December 19, 2010||2010||2.67|
|Los 80 (season 4)||11||Sunday 10:30 pm||October 16, 2011||December 20, 2011||2011||2.98|
|Los 80 (season 5)||12||Sunday 10 pm||September 23, 2012||December 16, 2012||2012||2.58|
|Los 80 (season 6)||12||Sunday 10 pm||October 13, 2013||January 12, 2014||2013||2.28|
|Los 80 (season 7)||TBA||Sunday 10 pm||2014||2015||2014||TBA|
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