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TV’s Highest Paid Stars . . . According to “TV Guide”
TV’s Highest Paid Stars . . . According to “TV Guide”

Today’s issue of “TV Guide” magazine has their annual report on TV’s Highest Paid Stars.  The full list of 150 stars is only available in the magazine,  but some highlights have already hit the Internet.  Here’s a rundown:

DRAMA (per episode):
Mark Harmon (‘NCIS’):  $525,000
Claire Danes (‘Homeland’):  $250,000
Michael Weatherly (‘NCIS’):  $250,000

COMEDY (per episode)
Ashton Kutcher (‘Two and a Half Men’):  $750,000
Jason Segel (‘How I Met Your Mother’):  $225,000
Amy Poehler (‘Parks and Recreation’):  $200,000

REALITY
Howard Stern (‘America’s Got Talent’):  $15 million per year
Keith Urban (‘American Idol’):  $5 million per year
Blake Shelton (‘The Voice’):  $4 million per cycle

LATE NIGHT (per year)
Jon Stewart (‘The Daily Show’):  $25-30 million
Jay Leno (‘The Tonight Show’):  $20 million
David Letterman (‘Late Night’):  $20 million

NEWS (per year)
Matt Lauer (NBC):  $22-25 million
Rachel Maddow (MSNBC):  $7 million
Megyn Kelly (Fox News Channel):  $6 million

DAYTIME / SYNDICATION (per year)
Judy Sheindlin (‘Judge Judy’): $47 million
Katie Couric (‘Katie’):  $10 million
Michael Strahan (‘Live with Kelly and Michael’): $4 million

 

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