Who are some of the highest paid tv stars per episode

Television has long been a medium that has provided audiences with entertainment, information, and a chance to escape into different worlds. As such, it should come as no surprise that some of the biggest stars in the world have made their mark on the small screen, earning massive paychecks along the way. Let’s take a look at some of the highest-paid TV stars in history.

Ray Romano – Everybody Loves Raymond: $1.725 million per episode. Ray Romano became a household name in the late 1990s and early 2000s thanks to his starring role on the CBS sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” During the show’s final season, Romano was earning a staggering $1.725 million per episode, making him one of the highest-paid TV stars of all time.

Kelsey Grammer – Frasier: $1.6 million per episode. Kelsey Grammer is another TV star who made bank during the height of his show’s popularity. During the final season of “Frasier,” Grammer was earning $1.6 million per episode. Over the course of the show’s eleven-season run, he reportedly earned a total of $75 million.

Chris Pratt – The Terminal List: $1.4 million per episode. Chris Pratt is one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, having made a name for himself in films like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World.” But he’s also earning big bucks on the small screen, thanks to his role on the Amazon Prime series “The Terminal List.” Pratt is reportedly earning $1.4 million per episode for his work on the show.

Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show: $2 million per episode. When Jennifer Aniston signed on to star in the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show,” she made history by becoming one of the highest-paid TV actresses of all time. Aniston reportedly earns $2 million per episode for her work on the show, which has been praised for its performances and storytelling.

Tim Allen – Home Improvement: $1.25 million per episode. During the late 1990s, Tim Allen was one of the biggest stars on television thanks to his role on the hit sitcom “Home Improvement.” In the show’s final season, Allen was earning a whopping $1.25 million per episode.

Charlie Sheen – Two and a Half Men: $1.8 million per episode. Charlie Sheen’s infamous tenure on the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” ended in a spectacular fashion, but there’s no denying that he was making bank during his time on the show. At his peak, Sheen was reportedly earning $1.8 million per episode, making him one of the highest-paid TV actors in history.

The cast of Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and Game of Thrones all ended up earning $1 million per episode by the final season(s).

There are several other TV stars who have earned significant paychecks per episode, including:

  • Mark Harmon: The star of the long-running CBS drama “NCIS” reportedly earned $525,000 per episode in 2020, making him one of the highest-paid actors on television.
  • Ellen Pompeo: The star of ABC’s hit medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has been earning big bucks for years. Pompeo reportedly earns $575,000 per episode, making her one of the highest-paid actresses on television.
  • Norman Reedus: The star of AMC’s hit series “The Walking Dead” reportedly earns $1 million per episode, making him one of the highest-paid actors on television.
  • Sofia Vergara: The Colombian actress became a household name thanks to her role on the ABC sitcom “Modern Family.” In the show’s later seasons, Vergara was reportedly earning $500,000 per episode.
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: The former pro wrestler and action star has been making waves on the small screen in recent years. Johnson reportedly earned $700,000 per episode for his role on the HBO series “Ballers.”

While these are some of the highest-paid TV stars of all time, there’s one other actor who currently is also one of the highest-paid TV stars: Kevin Costner. The Hollywood legend has made a successful transition to television with his role on the Paramount Network series “Yellowstone.” Costner reportedly earns $1.3 million per episode for his work on the show, making him one of the most handsomely compensated actors on television today.

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