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The verdict's in: Judge Judy highest paid person on TV

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/22/2013 (3 years ago)
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Judge Judy Sheindlin gets paid $47 million per year

The verdict is in - "Judge Judy," aka Judy Sheindlin is by far television's highest paid performer. Sheindlin, known for her sassy asides in court on the show that bears her name is paid a cool $47 million - annually.

The verdict is in - 'Judge Judy,' aka Judy Sheindlin is by far television's highest paid performer. Sheindlin, known for her sassy asides in court on the show that bears her name is paid a cool $47 million - annually.

The verdict is in - "Judge Judy," aka Judy Sheindlin is by far television's highest paid performer. Sheindlin, known for her sassy asides in court on the show that bears her name is paid a cool $47 million - annually.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
8/22/2013 (3 years ago)

Published in TV

Keywords: Judge Judy, highest TV salaries, late night TV, daytime TV


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - That's the facts according to TV Guide's fifth annual list. TV Guide's business editor and author of the list Stephen Battaglio, says the judge generates about $200 million in ad revenue for CBS. Her program only costs $10 million per year to produce before her salary. Aired internationally, and some TV stations air it several times a day.

"The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart came in second, lagging far behind Sheindlin at $25 million to $30 million a year. Stewart attracts a young, professional demographic that is sought by advertisers, and is the top-paid star of night-time television, according to Battaglio.

In third place is NBC's Matt Lauer, with a salary of $22 million to $25 million per year, making him the highest paid journalist on television.

Such late night stalwarts such Jay Leno of "The Tonight Show" and David Letterman of "Late Night" are each paid $20 million. That figure has dropped in recent years as ratings have slipped, according to Battaglio.

Leno and Letterman are followed by top-paid reality star Howard Stern of "America's Got Talent" who makes $15 million a year.

Jimmy Kimmel and Katie Couric, who both headline shows bearing their names, are each paid $10 million a year. While a spokeswoman for CNN declined to confirm, CNN'S Chris Cuomo makes $2.5 million per year.

TV Guide also ranked television stars that are paid per episode. Ashton Kutcher tops that list at $750,000 per episode of "Two and a Half Men," although that pales in comparison to his predecessor. Charlie Sheen was paid up to $1.2 million per episode.

"The show isn't as highly rated as it was when Charlie Sheen was on it, but it's still a moneymaker for CBS," Battaglio says.

Mark Harmon is second, making $525,000 per episode of "NCIS." Battaglio said Harmon is also a producer, so he gets some of the show's profit in addition.

Harmon's co-star Michael Weatherly gets $250,000 per episode, as does Claire Danes of "Homeland."

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