Domingão do Faustão

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Domingão do Faustão
Domingão do Faustão logo.png
Created by Detto Costa
Augusto César Vanucci
Maurício Nunnes
Developed by Rede Globo
Directed by Jayme Praça
Ulysses Cruz
Adriano Ricco
Gustavo Alves
Cris Gomes
Henrique Matias
Edson Erdmann
Presented by Fausto Silva
Country of origin Brazil
Original language(s) Portuguese
No. of seasons 25
No. of episodes 1505 (as of March 23, 2014)
Running time 170 minutes
Picture format 480i SDTV (1989-2009)
1080p (HDTV) (2009-)
Original release March 26, 1989 (1989-03-26) – present

Domingão do Faustão (literally Big Fausto's Big Sunday) is a Brazilian TV show aired every Sunday since 1989. Produced by Rede Globo and hosted by Fausto Silva also known as Faustão, it features live music performances (usually by the most popular artists in Brazil at the time) as well as special segments, such as the Dança dos Famosos (Brazilian version of Dancing with the Stars) and the more recent Dança no Gelo (Dancing on Ice). It is one of the oldest and most famous of Globo's television shows since its first broadcast in 1989.


The show premiered on March 26, 1989, on Rede Globo, at 4:00pm, presented by Fausto Silva, who had been hired after his good performance in Perdidos na Noite. The main objective of the program was ambitious: surpass the audience numbers of the Programa Silvio Santos (SBT).[1] The program followed a style: live music performances, dancers, and interviews with several popular artists from Brazil. Quickly, Globo saw its audience grow and subsequently exceed the numbers of Silvio Santos.

The musician Caçulinha was part of the cast between 1989-2009.

The audience of the program remained stable until Domingo Legal, presented by Augusto Liberato (popularly known as 'Gugu'), began to perform well, and reached the leadership spot in October 1997. Subsequently, both programs represented 60% of the share, monopolizing the audience of Brazilian television on Sunday.

This dispute over leadership extended until the decade of 2000. However, Fausto Silva saw his program becoming favored after the rival program began losing popularity due to a scandal involving Gugu and the criminal faction PCC.[2][3][4][5]

In 2008, Domingão celebrated the thousandth program, a fact that was highlighted by Veja magazine in a special edition.[6] In addition to the celebrations, Fausto was congratulated by some personalities, including then president Lula.[7] In 2009, the program celebrated its 20 year mark on the air, without interruption, promoting the edition Melhores do Ano de 2008 (which was intentionally delayed). In December of that year, the resignation of some members of the cast and production was announced. Among them, Adriana Colin (merchandising), Caçulinha(literally little young brother - musical director)and Lucimara Parisi (director).[8]

Regular segments[edit]

Dança dos Famosos[edit]

Main article: Dança dos Famosos

The show pairs a number of celebrities with professional ballroom dancers who each week compete against each other in a competition to impress a panel of judges and the viewing audience in order to survive potential elimination.[9]

Season Chronology
Season Celebrity Honor Places Contestants
Winner Runner-Up Third Place
Karina Bacchi Alexandre Barillari Daniela Escobar 6
Juliana Didone Kelly Key Pedro Bismark 6
Robson Caetano Stepan Nercessian Babi Xavier 12
Rodrigo Hilbert Elaine Mickely Carmo Dalla Vecchia 12
Christiane Torloni Rafael Almeida Samara Felippo 10
Paola Oliveira Leandro Hassum Jonatas Faro 10
Fernanda Souza Sheron Menezzes Andre Arteche 12
Miguel Roncato Nelson Freitas Odilon Wagner 12
Rodrigo Simas Cláudia Ohana Bárbara Paz 12
Carol Castro Bruna Marquezine Tiago Abravanel 12

Melhores do Ano[edit]

Melhores do Ano is an event promoted by the program to reward the best artists of the year.

2015 edition
Best Actor of Telenovela[10][11][12] Best Actress of Telenovela[13][14][15]
Best Supporting Actor[16][17] Best Supporting Actress[18][19][20]
Best Revelation Actor[21][22][23] Best Revelation Actress[24][25][26]
Best Actor of Series[27][28][29] Best Actress of Series[30][31][32]
Comedy[33][34][35] Best Children Actress/Actor[36][37][38]
Best Male Singer[39][40][41] Best Female Singer[42][43][44]
Song of Year[45][46][47] Best Journalism [48][49][50]


Fausto Silva, host of the Domingão, in 2011.


Domingão debuted with a central objective: to surpass the audience of the popular Programa Silvio Santos (SBT). According to IBOPE, some affiliated stations SBT recorded 60 rating points during program airing, an easy win for Globo.[1] Soon after the premiere, Domingão, broadcast during prime time on Sunday, between 4:00 pm and 19:00 pm, scored 36 points average, compared to 20 for Silvio Santos in São Paulo. In Rio de Janeiro, it was 36 points for 'Domingão' versus 16 points for TV Manchete.[1]

The program remained leader for 8 consecutive years (which made the media call Fausto the King of Sundays), until the SBT launched Domingo Legal, a similar program presented by Augusto Liberato, who quickly became popular and took over the leadership of IBOPE ratings.[51] The loss of ratings forced Fausto and his production team to appeal to alternatives, such as the controversial segment Sushi Erótico (Erotic Sushi). However, the program still lost more audience and popularity, and Domingo Legal continued to grow.[52] However, some years later, the rival program would lose popularity, after displaying a false report in which alleged members of the PCC threatened the death of some of Brazil's media personalities.[53][54] Later, Fausto again lead the IBOPE Ratings.

Fausto continued to lead the public by the end of the 2000s (even considering the boom of Rede TV! which did not affect Domingão directly). However, in 2010, Fausto returned to facing problems with the audience. Gugu, who moved to TV Record a year earlier, began broadcasting its program in the new station simultaneously, and performed well in the ratings, and beat Fausto several times.[55][56]

In 2011, Domingão recorded its worst audience: 10 points on average, according to IBOPE Media Information. At some times of the day, Fausto came in third place, surpassed by Gugu (Record) and Eliana (SBT).[57]

Year Viewers
(in points)[58]
2000 21.0
2006 22.4
2007 19.2
2008 18.3
2009 17.2
2010 17.6
2011 17.1[59]


  1. ^ a b c NaTelinha - Assustada com crescimento do SBT, Globo contratou Faustão em 1989
  2. ^ "Em queda desde caso PCC, Gugu tenta levantar ibope com jornalismo". 
  3. ^ "Record dá para Gugu o dobro da equipe do SBT, diz coluna". July 14, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Programa do Gugu, o fracasso anunciado". June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Record se despede de Gugu com comunicado sucinto". June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mil domingos brasileiros". Veja. May 21, 2008. 
  7. ^ Pure People - Biografia de Fausto Silva (Faustão)
  8. ^ Faustão demite três amigos do "Domingão". Folha Online. 15/12/2009.
  9. ^ "A super estréia do quadro "Dança dos Famosos" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2005-11-20. 
  10. ^ 'Melhores do Ano': indicados a Ator de Novela se surpreendem com convite para o prêmio
  11. ^ Alexandre Nero e Rafael Cardoso lembram carreira em papo com Faustão
  12. ^ Alexandre Nero vence como Melhor Ator de Novela e diz 'não esperava'
  13. ^ 'Melhores do Ano': Alinne Moraes, Drica Moraes e Giovanna Antonelli são finalistas de Atriz de Novela
  14. ^ Alinne Moraes, Drica Moraes e Giovanna Antonelli conversam com Faustão
  15. ^ Giovanna Antonelli se emociona com prêmio de Melhor Atriz de Novela
  16. ^ Juliano Cazarré, Rainer Cadete e Tonico Pereira conversam com Faustão
  17. ^ Cadete leva prêmio por Viscky de 'Verdades Secretas'
  18. ^ Bruna Linzmeyer, Cássia Kis Magro e Grazi Massafera são finalistas como Atriz Coadjuvante
  19. ^ Bruna Linzmeyer, Cássia Kis e Grazi Massafera conversam com Faustão
  20. ^ Grazi Massafera se emociona com prêmio de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante de 2015
  21. ^ Melhores do Ano 2015: saiba quem são os indicados na categoria Ator Revelação
  22. ^ Concorrentes a Ator Revelação 2015 conversam com Faustão
  23. ^ Rafael Vitti é o Ator Revelação de 2015 por "Malhação Sonhos"
  24. ^ 'Melhores do Ano': conheça as feras que concorrem ao prêmio de Atriz Revelação
  25. ^ Faustão conversa com Agatha Moreira, Camila Queiroz e Isabella Santoni
  26. ^ Isabella Santoni leva o prêmio por "Malhação" e se emociona
  27. ^ Vote no Ator de Série, Minissérie ou Seriado do ano de 2015!
  28. ^ Faustão conversa com concorrentes a prêmio de Ator de Série, Minissérie ou Seriado
  29. ^ Vladimir Britchta leva prêmio por "Tapas e Beijos" e agradece esposa
  30. ^ 'Melhores': saiba quem concorre ao prêmio na categoria Atriz de Série, Minissérie ou Seriado!
  31. ^ Faustão anuncia o prêmio de Melhor Atriz de Série, Minissérie ou Seriado
  32. ^ Paolla Oliveira leva o Melhores do Ano pela sua atuação em "Felizes para Sempre?"
  33. ^ Melhores do Ano conheça os indicados na categoria Comédia
  34. ^ Faustão conversa com Leandro Hassum e Rodrigo Sant'anna
  35. ^ Rodrigo Sant'anna vence o prêmio na categoria Comédia
  36. ^ Melhores do Ano 2015: veja a reação dos finalistas na categoria ator/atriz mirim ao saberem da indicação
  37. ^ Começa o Melhores do Ano 2015 e Faustão anuncia primeiro prêmio
  38. ^ Mel Maia recebe o prêmio de Melhor Atriz Mirim de 2015
  39. ^ Vote no Cantor do ano de 2015!
  40. ^ Luan Santana, Lucas Lucco e Thiaguinho falam sobre prêmio
  41. ^ "Luan Santana é o melhor cantor de 2015 e leva sétimo prêmio". 13 December 2015. 
  42. ^ Vote na Cantora do ano de 2015!
  43. ^ Faustão conversa com Anitta, Claudia Leitte e Ivete Sangalo
  44. ^ "Anitta é a melhor cantora de 2015 e diz: 'nunca imaginei'". 13 December 2015. 
  45. ^ "Hoje", "A Noite" e "Escreve Aí" concorrem ao ‘Melhores do Ano 2015’
  46. ^ Faustão conversa com Tiê, Luan Santana e Ludmilla
  47. ^ "Hoje" é a música de 2015 e Ludmilla fica surpresa
  48. ^ Saiba quem são as musas que estão na disputa da categoria Jornalismo no 'Melhores do Ano'
  49. ^ Faustão conversa com as concorrentes na categoria Jornalismo
  50. ^ Renata Vasconcellos, do Jornal Nacional, leva o prêmio
  51. ^
  52. ^ Folha de S.Paulo - "Domingão do Faustão" adota código de ética
  53. ^ Folha de S.Paulo - Entenda o caso Gugu e a suposta entrevista do PCC
  54. ^ Entrevista com supostos bandidos do PCC põe Gugu em maus lençóis com a Justiça
  55. ^ Globo X Record: aperta disputa pela audiência do domingo
  56. ^ Briga no domingo na TV é entre Gugu e Faustão
  57. ^ OFuxico - Gugu lidera e bate Faustão de ponta a ponta.
  58. ^ Folha de S.Paulo. "Domingão do Faustão" perde audiência e diretor
  59. ^ Veja - Queda Livre

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