Who’s Being Paid Big – 2012 Edition


It’s back!  The 2012 edition of who is being paid what in the television world.  Unlike previous years, not all of the actors/actresses that were published in the TV GUIDE MAGAZINE will be published here.  If you want to ask, just leave a comment, and I’ll post it at the bottom of the article.  If you don’t feel like asking, just pick up your own copy of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  This years “WHO EARN$ WHAT” article includes a tidbit of information about television stars buying and selling their homes, and how much they’re asking, or paid!

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DRAMA (Upcoming Series) *all per episode
Kevin Bacon (The Following) – $175,000
Dennis Quaid (Vegas) – $150,000 (includes producer fee)
Lucy Liu (Elementary) – $125,000
Mary McDonnell (Major Crimes) – $125,000
Michael Chiklis (Vegas) – $120,000
Connie Britton (Nashville) – $100,000
Terry O’Quinn (666 Park Avenue) – $100,000
Vanessa Williams (666 Park Avenue) – $100,000
Hayden Panettiere (Nashville) – $75,000
Jordana Spiro (The Mob Doctor) – $75,000
Dave Annable (666 Park Avenue) – $65,000
Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution) – $65,000
Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey) – $40,000
Stephen Amell (Arrow) – $30,000
Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens, M.D.) – $30,000

DRAMA (Current Series) *all per episode
Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $500,000
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU) – $385,000
Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey, and Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) – $350,000 each
Simon Baker (The Mentalist) – $300,000
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) – $295,000
Jon Hamm (Mad Men) – $250,000
David Boreanaz (Bones) – $225,000
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer (True Blood) – $200,000 each
Peter Krause (Parenthood) – $165,000
Claire Danes (Homeland) – $110,000
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Criminal Minds) – $100,000
Larry Hagman (Dallas) – $75,000
Madeleine Stowe (Revenge) – $75,000
Emily VanCamp (Revenge) – $55,000
Patrick Duffy (Dallas) – $50,000

COMEDY (Upcoming Series) *all per episode
Matthew Perry (Go On) – $150,000
David Krumholtz (Partners) – $100,000
Reba McEntire (Malibu Country) – $100,000
Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) – $65,000
Justin Kirk (Animal Practice) – $50,000
Crystal the Monkey (Animal Practice) – $12,000

COMEDY (Current Series) *all per episode
Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men) – $700,000
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) – $600,000
Tina Fey (30 Rock) – $350,000
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) – $300,000
Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $300,000 each
Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men) – $300,000
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) – $210,000
Adult cast of Modern Family – $175,000 each
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) – $95,000
Selma Blair (Anger Management) – $40,000

REALITY *all per episode, unless otherwise stated
Mariah Carey (American Idol) – $17 million per season
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) – $15 million per season
Britney Spears (The X Factor) – $10 million per season
Kardashian Family – $10 million per year
Christina Aguilera (The Voice) – $225,000
Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen) – $225,000
Bob Harper (The Biggest Loser) – $150,000
Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Blake Shelton (The Voice) – $100,000 each
Betty White (Off Their Rockers) – $50,000
Abby Lee Miller (Dance Moms) – $10,000
Graham Miller (MasterChef) – $7,5000
Real Housewives Stars – $2,000 to $4,000 each

NEWS *all per year
Matt Lauer (NBC) – $21.5 milion
Bill O’Reilly (FOX News) – $15 million
Brian Williams (NBC) – $13 million
Diane Sawyer (ABC) – $12 million
Anderson Cooper (CNN) – $11 million
Shepard Smith (FOX News) – $8 million
Scott Pelley (CBS) – $4 million
Nancy Grace (HLN) – $3 million
Charlie Rose (CBS) – $2.5 million
Lara Spencer (ABC) – $1.5 million
Robin Meade (HLN) – $750,000
Don Lemon (CNN) – $500,000

DAYTIME
Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy) – $45 million per year
Sherri Shepherd (The View) – $1.5 million per year
Mario Batali (The Chew) – $6,000 per episode

LATE NIGHT *all per year
David Letterman (CBS) – $28 million
Jay Leno (NBC) – $25 million
Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) – $16 million
Conan O’Brien (TBS) – $12 million
Chelsea Handler (E!) – $8 million
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC) – $8 million

*All numbers are from the August 13th-August 26th issue of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  The article is written by Stephen Battaglio and Michael Schneider.

NOT AFFILIATED WITH TV GUIDE MAGAZINE.  JUST SIMPLY POSTING SOME NUMBERS FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF OTHERS.  THANKS…RJ

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