There is a whole army out there that religiously follows TV shows and also the stars in it. A recent survey revealed that TV stars along with the adulation also take back home big bucks! A recent listing reveals the big earners in the TV industry.
The top earning TV stars amongst the one featuring in TV shows is Jim Parson from The Big Bang Theory. He makes a cool US$ 1 million for one episode. Among the female leads, Gilmore Girls seems to have scored big! Mother-Daughter duo from the show each makes USD 750k for each episode.
Gilmore Girls has been picked up for a renewal by Netflix and titled, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”. So for the tenure of the new show, the TV stars will make US$ 3 million.
Amongst the reality show hosts, the one that scored big-like massively big was Judge Judy (Judy Sheindlin). She takes home a whopping US$ 47 million each year. Far distant in the list, are number 2 Matt Lauer (Today) and Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen show) who make US$ 25 million and US$ 20 million each year.
The Big Bang Theory stars have dominated the list with the top five TV stars handsomely paid taken up by the cast of the show. One would have expected bug names like Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) or Dwayne Johnson (Ballers). However, these stars make less compared to the popular TV shows out there.
Variety reported these salaries based on extensive surveys amongst professionals in the TV industry. The figures released do not include backend fees or deals made from licensing. The gender disparity amongst TV stars seems to be less as compared to their movie counterparts. Netflix also seems to be handsomely paying its TV stars as compared to other TV networks.