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So Who Is Over - AND UNDER - Paid In Hollywood?!

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Uh-oh! Some of these folks are NOT going to appreciate hearing this!

A new report has calculated the amount of money various TV personalities are paid per viewer - by dividing their annual income by the average number of people tuning into them. And we don't know about you, but we were VERY surprised by some of the results!

For example, Keith Olbermann was the worst offender, as his $10 million salary for Current TV rounding out to almost $56 per person watching.

But he's not on anymore, so now it's Chelsea Handler as she makes $12 million a year for her work on Chelsea Lately, despite only having an audience of 0.7 million. This means she makes $16.70 per viewer!

Meanwhile, Anderson Cooper and David Letterman aren't too far off, as the former gets $13.54 per each of his 0.4 million viewers for 360, and the latter makes $9.69 for each of the 3.2 million tuning in to him!

On the opposite end of the financial spectrum, Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Seacrest, and Christina Aguilera are considered grossly underpaid…even though they make some serious bank on their respective shows!

Although Kutcher makes $17 million a year on Two and a Half Men, the show brings in 14.7 million watchers…which means he's paid $1.16 per viewer.

Worse off is Seacrest, whose $15 million salary, divided by the 20 million viewing American Idol, equals out to $0.75!

And Christina, with a $2.1 million in comparison to $12.7 million viewing The Voice, is a measly $0.17!

OUCH!

So interesting to think of their value being broken down under these terms!

But with their incomes, can ANY of them really make a stink?

We certainly hope not!

Either way, some of these folks better start crossing their fingers in hopes that Hollywood doesn't adopt this technique when writing their paychecks!

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13 comments to “So Who Is Over - AND UNDER - Paid In Hollywood?!”

  1. carina says – reply to this


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    Watching Chelsea Lately is like watching groundhog day, over and over and over. So lame. I only watch when there is nothing nothing nothing else,taped or otherwise.

  2. OH LORD says – reply to this


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    the reason christina got payed shit is because the Voice was brand new and no-one knew it was going to be a success, shes getting payed 20 million for her 3rd season.

    ps, adam levine and the other judges were getting like 250 grand for a season as opposed to christina's millions… what where they making per viewer? 00.00?

  3. Z says – reply to this


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    Chelsea is a writer and executive producer on the show. Christina is one of many judges on her show. Obviously Chelsea would be paid more… it's HER show. You spin anything to sound scandalous.



  4. 4

    STOP POSTING FAKE INFO TO DISS XTINA, IDIOT!!!
    HOW CAN YOU COMPARE CHELSEA TO XTINA, DUMB PIG ? CHELSEA RUNS HER OWN SHOW STARRING HERSELF…. XTINA IS ONLY THE 1 OF 4 JUDGES, AND SHE IS MAKING MORE MONEY THAN OTHER 3 JUDGES… WHY DIDN'T YOU MENTION THEIR NAMES, JEALOUS COW?!
    STOP HATING ON XTINA, LOOSER !!!!!!



  5. 5

    As far as I am concerned every single celebrity and others in the lime light (like the Kardashians) are all over paid. There is no reason for any of them to be making the kind of money that they make. All of the sports players also are all overpaid. All of them.

  6. hannah says – reply to this


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    ouch, i feel so bad for them. they are making millions, and they're "underpaid"

  7. Dani says – reply to this


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    boo f*cking hoo.



  8. 8

    I'd say that the way that this was calculated is misleading. The celebrities are participating in different genres. A "one-man" show like Letterman, Olbermann, and Handler all depend on one person consistently to bring in viewership. This is opposed to Christina, Ashton, and Seacrest, who are only part of an ensemble. The Voice would probably have significantly less people if the only judge was Christina. Two and a Half Men wouldn't even make sense with the 3+ other main castmembers. And, American Idol is not about Ryan Seacrest at all. In fact, I think that if you replaced Seacrest with any other host (let's just say that guy who got fired from X Factor), do you think that ratings would really change at all? But that's a tangent …



  9. 9

    "Two and a Half Men wouldn't even make sense withOUT the 3+ other main castmembers."

  10. Tanner says – reply to this


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    I think Perez Hilton is a jealous douchebag. He is always harping on Christina and how fat she is or the bad decisions that she makes. Ironically, he supports trashy celebrities that are terrible with their interviews, say and do stupid acts constantly, and people that are not good role models for young men and women in this world. However, whenever Christina is popular again, Perez goes running to her to act all goody goody best friend with her. Well that, my friends, is why Xtina wrote the song "fighter", because she had people that were there for the wrong reasons. Perez, I hope Christina reads these posts and the next time you even have the luxury of stepping distance, I hope she tells you how disappointed she is in you for being a terrible role model for people around the world. *(because Christina is too smart to slap someone in public, making a fool out of herself). Also as for underpaid, none of the stars are underpaid. no one should be allowed to make that much money. end of story.

  11. Todd says – reply to this


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    Re: carina – Boo to you!! I love Chelsea!! I'm not sure you know the definition of Groundhog Day.

  12. oxcarlima says – reply to this


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    Christina s salary is NOT 2 mill… is 10 milll per season… 2 seasons a year….

  13. Beth says – reply to this


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    The only person listed worth any portion of what they're paid is chelsea handler. She's actually entertaining, where the others are grossly overpaid to stand on a stage and follow a script with no delivery.