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Netflix's 'Killer Ratings' Explores Brazilian TV Host Who Reported on His Own Murders


The producer of a successful true crime show orchestrates a series of murders to boost ratings — it sounds like the plot of an amazing prestige drama, but it's actually the true story of Brazilian TV host Wallace Souza, the subject of the Netflix documentary series Killer Ratings (Bandidos na TV).

The story is so elaborate and full of turns, one two-hour documentary couldn't possible contain it, so Netflix is unfolding the story in a seven-part series. While Brazilians are very familiar with the Souza family's story, American audiences are largely in the dark, so here's everything you need to know about the incredible true story of Wallace Souza's Canal Livre.