Avenida Brasil (TV series)

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Avenida Brasil
Avenida brasil logo.jpeg
Created byJoão Emanuel Carneiro
Directed by
Opening theme"Vem Dançar com Tudo"
(Danza Kuduro)
ComposerEduardo Queiroz
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of episodes179
Production locationsRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time55 minutes
35 minutes (Wednesdays)
Original networkRede Globo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original release26 March (2012-03-26) –
19 October 2012 (2012-10-19)
Preceded byFina Estampa
Followed bySalve Jorge
External links

Avenida Brasil (English: Brazil Avenue)[1] is a Brazilian primetime telenovela created by João Emanuel Carneiro. It premiered on 26 March 2012 and ended on 19 October 2012 on Rede Globo at 9 pm timeslot.

It was written by João Emanuel Carneiro in collaboration with Antonio Silver, Luciana Pessanha, Alessandro Marson, Marcia Prates and Thereza Falcão and direction of Gustavo Fernandez, Thiago Teitelroit Paul Silvestrini, Andrew Hall and Joan Jabace and directed by José Luiz Villamarim and Amora Mautner and the core direction, Ricardo Waddington.

Starring Débora Falabella, Adriana Esteves, Murilo Benício, Cauã Reymond, Marcello Novaes and Eliane Giardini.

The telenovela achieved an overall average of 42 rating points and a 69% share. The last episode scored an impressive 56 rating points and an 84% share, with more than 50 million (sic) viewers, becoming the most watched TV program of the year,[2] and was considered by Forbes the most-commercially successful telenovela in Brazilian history, with total earnings estimated in $1 billion.[3] The telenovela obtained a total of 118 indications to prizes, being victorious in 41 of these.

In 2013, Avenida Brasil obtained 1 nomination to the 41st International Emmy Awards in the Best Telenovela category.


The plot follows the dramatic story of Rita (Débora Falabella), a sweet young woman who struggles to recover part of the life her ruthless gold digging stepmother, Carminha (Adriana Esteves), took from her when she was only a child.

When Rita's father dies accidentally and prematurely at the hand of Tufão (Murilo Benício) but directly related to Carminha's scheme, Carminha and her lover, Max (Marcello Novaes), send the young girl off to live in a landfill, so that she doesn't stand in the way of their plan to get rich. Carminha uses this fact to trap Tufão into a guilt ridden marriage unknowingly. Rita at the landfill is subjected to child labor under the control of a deplorable man, named Nilo (José de Abreu). But, she is lucky enough to meet Batata (Cauã Reymond), a boy who becomes her best friend and true love. He takes her to live with other children, under the care of motherly Lucinda (Vera Holtz), in another house at the landfill. Fortunately, Rita is soon adopted and moves out of the country to Argentina with a nice family who changes her name to Nina. However, she has issues with her adoptive mother who passes away and eventually with her adoptive sisters because of her mission of revenge. Rita/Nina's adoptive father loved her very much and treated her well. He educated her and provided for his family nicely. She becomes a famous chef. When her adoptive father dies it intensifies her loss of her natural father and revenge for Carminha and Max. Batata is adopted by Carminha and Tufão and they rename him Jorginho. Jorginho has many emotional issues because his birth mother adopts him years after she abandons him at the landfilled as a toddler. Jorginho despises Caminha but he doesn't know why and he does not remember her clearly from his early childhood before the abandonment.

Years later, unrecognizable and motivated by vengeance, Nina moves back to Brazil under her adoptive name, she infiltrates the family by becoming the personal chef for Carminha's family. Eventually, she must face the bitter consequences of seeking revenge against those who hurt her the most. As mentioned above, vile Carminha has managed to lure and marry Tufão who is a friendly, rich football player and is unaware of her many lies and manipulations. They live with his loud and garish relatives in an unrefined suburban mansion and, underhandedly, she makes the evil Max her brother-in-law by marrying him to Tufão's annoying sister.

Together, Carminha and Max continue to carry out their sadistic plans to get ahead while continuing their love/hate affair in the same house as their unsuspecting spouses. Nina becomes so engrossed in her single-minded goal to inflict suffering and punishment on those who wronged her that her own happiness is jeopardized. Carminha and Nina have one thing in common: their earnest love for Jorginho, who is Carminha's biological son (and adoptive son) and Nina's childhood sweetheart, Batata.

Nina uses Max and become entangled, which irritates Carminha for her loss of love interest. Subsequently, Nina helps Max by giving ransom with interest for her kin. Day-to-day Max demands money, Nina finally is unable to help him and Max realizes that she doesn't love him. Devastated Max agrees to Carminha for overwhelming Nina. Soon after, Nina stealthily takes a picture of themselves on their bed – threatens Carminha . The photo still used to evidence to displaying for Tufão until Carminiha tactically steals from Nina's cache and announces the identity of Nina for Tufão's family. Tufão confuses but tend to believe Carminha's statement, with Nina no hope to describe what she is. Upon Max convincing Carminha to leave the mansion, she betrays him to death-trap from drowning him in his boat but timely survived by his mother Lucinda. Max disguises and manages to reveal Nina's photo to Tufão family at which Carminha is fired. The big event is that Max kidnaps Nina, soon dead Nilo, Lucinda, Carminha and Jorginio. At that time, Max uses Nina as a human shield for escape, but someone repeatedly knocks unconscious and kills him using a spade. Carminha swears about the murder of Max and is sentenced three years. The later series shows Carminha returning from jail and reconciling to Nina.


Opening sequence[edit]

The opening was created by director Alexandre Pit Ribeiro, which featured 135 dancers dancing on a catwalk. The choreography was produced by Dudu Neles.[4]

The opening theme is a re-recording of Vem Dançar Kuduro with new Portuguese lyrics, adapted to the Brazilian market. It was played by Robson Moura and Lino Krizz, and known for its refrain "Oi Oi Oi", which became successful in social networks.[citation needed]


Actor Character[5]
Adriana Esteves Carminha (Carmen Lucia Moreira de Souza Araújo)[6]
Débora Falabella Nina García Hernández / Rita Fonseca de Souza[7]
Murilo Benício Tufão (Jorge Araújo)[8]
Cauã Reymond Jorginho (Jorge Moreira de Araújo Filho) / Cristiano Oliveira / Batata[9]
Marcello Novaes Max (Maxwell Pereira Oliveira)[10]
Eliane Giardini Muricy Araújo[11]
Marcos Caruso Laércio "Leleco" Araújo[12]
Vera Holtz Lucinda Pereira (Mom Lucinda)[13]
José de Abreu Nilo Oliveira[14]
Heloísa Perissé Monalisa Barbosa[15]
Juca de Oliveira Santiago[16]
Leticia Isnard Ivana Araújo[17]
Nathalia Dill Débora Magalhães Queirós[18]
Ísis Valverde Suelen[19]
Alexandre Borges Cadinho / Dudu (Carlos Eduardo de Souza Queirós)[20]
Débora Bloch Verônica Magalhães Queirós[20]
Camila Morgado Noêmia Buarque Queirós[21]
Carolina Ferraz Alexia Bragança Queirós[22]
Juliano Cazarré Adauto[23]
Cacau Protásio Zezé[24]
Bruno Gissoni Iran Barbosa[25]
Fabíula Nascimento Olenka Cabral[26]
Thiago Martins Leandro[27]
Débora Nascimento Tessália das Graças Mendonça[28]
José Loreto Darkson Silas[29]
Daniel Rocha Roni "Roniquito"[30]
Ailton Graça Paulo Silas
Cláudia Missura Janaína
Otávio Augusto Diógenes
Paula Burlamaqui Dolores Neiva (Soninha Catatau)[31]
Betty Faria Pilar Albuquerque[32]
Bianca Comparato Betânia de Almeida[33]
Luana Martau Beverly
Emiliano D'Ávila Lúcio
Carol Abras Begonia García Hernández[34]
Ronny Kriwat Tomás Buarque
Cláudia Assunção Neide
João Henrique Gago Valdo[35]
Felipe Abib Jimmy Bastos
André Luiz Miranda Valentim
Murilo Elbas Branco
Patrícia de Jesus Jéssica
Ana Karolina Lannes Ágatha Moreira Araújo
Bruna Griphao Paloma Bragança
João Fernandes Picolé[36]
Mário Hermetto Zenon
Jean Pierre Noher Martin García Hernández[37]
Márcio Tadeu Padre Solano
Leandro Santanna Herculano
Vilma Melo Conceição
Marcella Valente Renata[38]
Tony Ramos Genésio Fonseca Souza[6]
Mel Maia Rita Fonseca de Souza (child)
Bernardo Simões Batata / Jorginho (child)
Rodrigo Rangel Moreira (Carminha's kidnapper)
Breno de Filippo Tubarão (Carminha's kidnapper)
Vicentini Gomez Serjão (Carminha's kidnapper)



Timeslot # Ep. Premiere Finale Rank Season Rating average
Date Premiere
Date Finale
26 March 2012
19 October 2012
51[45][46] #1[47][48][49][50][51][52] 2012–13 39[53]

Besides the success in Brazil, Avenida Brasil, is also a big hit with the audience in Portugal. In its debut, 24 September 2012, the novel has recorded 13 points and 31.6% audience share, finishing third in the ranking of hearings that day.[54] Week after week, the soap opera continued to record satisfactory levels of audience. On 15 November 2012 Avenida Brasil recorded 11.4 points and an audience share of 36%, meaning that one in three televisions were watching a telenovela. It was the fourth most watched program each day.[55] On 3 January 2013 it was registering 15.9 points and an audience share of 36.6%, the largest audience to date. It remained fourth place in the rankings.[56]

Timeslot # Ep. Premiere Final Rank Season Views average
Date Premiere
Date Finale
24 September 2012
6 September 2013
39% No. 1 2013 1.5 million

National reception[edit]

The soap opera had a successful run, increasingly becoming a critical and commercial success. It became a popular subject on social media. On the night of its final chapter it topped Twitter's trending topics worldwide. The last chapter notoriously ceased major activities in Brazil, when the streets of big cities as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro were deserted. Rede Globo's programming had segments dedicated to the soap opera and several other Brazilian television networks also commented on its end. With the high number of television sets tuned in, a hoax quickly spread about a possible nationwide blackout after the broadcast, due to an effect called "loading ramp" where people resume activities which could generate an electricity overload, leaving the country in the dark. This did not actually occur. The last chapter was watched by 80 million people, making it the highest rated TV program in 2012 in Brazil.[57]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The cast received 108 nominations and won 36 awards. João Emanuel Carneiro, Adriana Esteves, Murilo Benício and Mel Maia were the most prized.


English title-card.

Avenida Brasil has become the most exported Rede Globo telenovela, surpassing Da Cor do Pecado (ibid), which was the prior sales leader for other countries.[58]

The telenovela has been licensed by more than 150 countries including all of Latin America, United States, South Korea, Armenia, Sweden and Guatemala, being dubbed into 19 languages.[59]


In Portugal it received 16.1 points and a 39% audience share for the last chapter, which means more than 1.5 million viewers watched the outcome of the novela. The plot debuted in SIC in September 2012 and was leader of the time in which it was displayed. It was one of the most watched programs in the country, second only to "Dancin' Days", co-produced by Globo and SIC.[60] The novel also has good viewing figures in Greece, Croatia, Hungary and Kosovo[61] Argentina reached an average of 12 points with peaks of 13.3 in its first chapter, ensuring impressive viewing figures for Telefe.[62][63][64]



Avenida Brasil - Nacional[65]
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2012 (2012)
LabelSom Livre
Murilo Benício
1."Reza"Rita LeeCandinho 
2."Amiga da Minha Mulher"Seu JorgeSilas and Olenka 
3."Humilde Residência"Michel TeloAdauto 
4."Assim Você Mata o Papai"Sorriso MarotoTessália 
5."Depois"Marisa MonteJorginho and Nina 
6."Cachorro Perigoso"Tchê GarotosDarkson 
7."Correndo Atrás de Mim"Aviões do ForróSuellen 
8."Meu Lugar"Arlindo Cruz  
9."Filho da Simplicidade"Grupo Revelação  
10."História de Nós Dois"José AugustoTufão and Monalisa 
11."Pura Adrenalina"BeloSilas and Monalisa 
12."A Menina do Salão de Beleza"Pedro Luís e a Parede  
13."O Dia do Corno"Reginaldo RossiTufão 
14."Tá Faltando Homem"Banda Xeiro De MelOlenka 
15."Vem Dançar com Tudo"Robson Moura feat. Lino KrizzTheme song 
16."Cupido"Maria RitaJorginho and Débora 

Nacional Vol. 2[edit]

Avenida Brasil - Nacional Vol. 2[66]
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2012 (2012)
LabelSom Livre
Débora Falabella
1."Você de Mim Não Sai"Luan SantanaSuelen, Roni and Leandro 
2."Eu Quero Tchu, Eu Quero Tcha Mulher"João Lucas & MarceloSilas and Olenka 
3."Hot Dog"BuchechaDarkson 
4."Favorita (Remix)"MC Marcinho  
5."Em um Outdoor"Zeca Pagodinho  
6."Mas que Nada"Sérgio MendesDarkson 
7."Minha Razão"Péricles and Chitãozinho & XororóTufão and Nina 
8."Pra Me Provocar"MC KoringaSuelen 
9."Ricardão"MariozanLeleco and Muricy 
10."Nem Vem que Não Tem"Wilson SimonalNilo 
11."Charme"BebetoSilas and Monalisa 
12."Que Bonito É (Instrumental)"Waldir Calmon  
13."Mulher Carioca"Preta Gil  
14."Tanta Coisa"PaoloDarkson and Tessália 


Avenida Brasil - Internacional[67]
Soundtrack album by
Various artists
Released2012 (2012)
LabelSom Livre
Cauã Reymond
1."Long Live"Taylor Swift 05:16
2."Set Fire to the Rain"AdeleNina04:00
3."Finally Falling"Mayer Hawthorne 03:21
4."Charlie Brown"ColdplayDébora and Jorginho04:45
5."Video Games"Lana Del ReyDébora04:42
6."The One That Got Away"Katy Perry 03:48
7."Hotel Nacional"Gloria EstefanCadinho03:26
8."Addicted to You"ShakiraSuelen02:27
9."Bring On the Nite"Mister Jam feat. Ali Pierre & CymcoléMax03:39
11."The Glory of Love"Paul McCartneyMax and Caminha03:43
12."Endless Love"Lionel Richie & Shania TwainRonni and Suellen04:17
13."Belle"Cattle and CaneRonni, Suellen and Leandro04:14
14."She's Got Everything"Ellison ChaseAgata 



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