Who’s Being Paid Big – 2013 Edition

It’s back!  The 2013 edition of who is being paid what in the television world.  Like last year, not all of the actors/actresses that were published in the TV GUIDE MAGAZINE will be published here.  If you want to ask for a specific person, just leave a comment, and I’ll see if its in the article.  If you don’t feel like asking, just pick up your own copy of TV GUIDE MAGAZINE today.

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NEW SHOWS ARE IN BOLD

DRAMA (per episode)
Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $525,000 (plus profits from show)
Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU) – $400,000
Simon Baker (The Mentalist) – $350,000
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) – $300,000
Claire Danes (Homeland) – $250,000
David Boreanaz (Bones) – $250,000
Damian Lewis (Homeland) – $250,000
Kiefer Sutherland (24) – $250,000
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) – $225,000
Laurence Fishburne (Hannibal) – $175,000
Lauren Graham (Parenthood) – $175,000
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) – $150,000
Lucy Lui (Elementary) – $130,000
Greg Kinnear (Rake) – $125,000 (plus profits from show)
James Spader (Blacklist) – $125,000
Blair Underwood (Ironside) – $120,000
Toni Collette (Hostages) – $100,000
A.J. Cook (Criminal Minds) – $100,000
Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) – $100,000
Kerry Washington (Scandal) – $80,000
Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) – $75,000
Clark Gregg (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) – $75,000
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) – $70,000
Kurtwood Smith (Resurrection) – $50,000
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – $50,000
John Schneider (The Haves and the Have Nots) – $25,000

COMEDY (per episode)
Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men) – $750,000
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) – $650,000
Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $325,000
Tim Allen (Last Man Standing) – $235,000
Cast of How I Met Your Mother – $225,000 each
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) – $200,000 (plus profits from show)
Rest of Adult Modern Family cast – $175,000 each
Robin Williams (The Crazy Ones) – $165,000
John Goodman (Alpha House) – $100,000
James Caan (Back in the Game) – $75,000
Child Modern Family cast – $70,000 each
Rebel Wilson (Super Fun Night) – $65,000 (plus profits from show)
Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs) – $60,000
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) – $50,000
Kristen Johnston (The Exes) – $50,000
Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence (Melissa and Joey) – $25,000 each

DAYTIME/SYNDICATION (per year)
Judy Sheindlin (Judge Judy) – $47 million*
*The article notes Judge Judy brought in $230 million in advertising in 2012.
Maury Povich (Maury) – $14 million
Katie Couric (Katie) – $10 million
Queen Latifah (The Queen Latifah Show) – $5 to $10 million
Michael Strahan (Live with Kelly and Michael) – $4 million
Regis Philbin (Crowd Goes Wild) – $1 million
Aisha Tyler (The Talk) – $500,000

REALITY (per season, unless noted)
Kardashian family (Keeping up with the Kardashians) – $10 million
Keith Urban (American Idol) – $5 million
Jeff Probst (Survivor) – $4 million (per year)
Kelly Rowland (The X Factor) – $2.5 million
Robertson family (Duck Dynasty) – $250,000 (per episode)

LATE NIGHT (per year, unless noted)
Jon Stewart – $25 to $30 million
Jay Leno – $20 million
David Letterman – $20 million
Jimmy Fallon – $11 million
Chelsea Handler – $8 million
Seth Myers – $3 million
Kenan Thompson – $25,000 per episode

NEWS (per year)
Matt Lauer (NBC) – $22 to $25 million
Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) – $17 million
Brian Williams (NBC) – $13 million
Diane Sawyer (ABC) – $12 million
Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) – $7 million
Megyn Kelly (Fox News) – $6 million
Scott Pelley (CBS) – $5 million
Hoda Kotb (NBC) – $3 miillon
Jake Tapper (CNN) – $1 million
Sarah Palin (Fox News) – $250,000

MEDIA MOGULS
Simon Cowell – $95 million
Oprah Winfrey – $77 million
Leslie Moonves – $62 million
Ryan Seacrest – $61 million
Rupert Mudoch – $28 million

*All numbers are from the August 26th-September 8th 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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