The publication Variety published a ranking of the highest paid actors in TV shows and presenters.
The biggest fees – one million dollars in one episode of the Comedy – the actors are getting American sitcom CBS “the Big Bang Theory”. In the first lines of the list includes: Jim Parsons (who plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper), kaley cuoco (penny) and johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter).
The first three places on the size of the fee in the television series in the genre of drama is Lauren Graham (“Gilmore Girls”, 750 thousand dollars per episode), Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls”, 750 thousand dollars per episode) mark Harmon (“NCIS: naval criminal investigative service”, 525 thousand dollars).
Among other well-known actors such as Claire Danes receives about 450 thousand dollars in one episode of Showtime’s “birthplace”; Emma stone and drew Barrymore are making 350 thousand dollars for participating in new projects Netflix is a “Maniac” and “Diet Santa CLARITA”. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will receive the same amount in each episode of the TV series “Big little lies”.
Dwayne Johnson pay 400 thousand dollars for one episode in the TV series “Players”, the Kevin spacey episode of “house of cards” brings in 500 thousand dollars.
Note that the actors in the popular TV series “Game of thrones” ranked Variety of places from the fifth to ninth with the same fee. According to Variety, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena heady (Cersei Lannister), Keith Harrington (Jon snow), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolai Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) for each series of project pay 500 thousand dollars.
In June it was reported that stars of the series will be a significant increase in fees for the work in the seventh and eighth seasons. It was noted that each of the key actors of the series will earn over 500 thousand dollars for one episode. In the first years of the filming of the series main actors of “Game of thrones” has received about 100 to 150 thousand dollars per episode. In 2013, the fees of the stars increased to 300 thousand dollars.
But, the greatest amount in the rating of the presenters. So, according to the publication, Judith Sheindlin, known to the General public kakogawa own show “Judge Judy”, earns $ 47 million a year. Matt Lauer, host of Today from 1996, gets about 22-25 million dollars a year. Leading his own show Ellen DeGeneres paid $ 20 million a year.