‘The Big Bang Theory': Fans Outraged Over Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Tue, August 5, 2014 10:44am EST by 46 Comments 22,553 Article Views
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Lin edwards

Posted at 10:53 PM on February 8, 2015  

Love, love,love Big Bang. Awesome actors, especially penny and Sheldon. I also love Walowitz character. Better before he got married. Too bad they can’t all make the same but I realize penny Sheldon and Leonard have bigger parts. Hope it never ends!

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oj simpson

Posted at 4:01 PM on January 24, 2015  

these mostly aren’t fans, jesus christ this is dumb

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Posted at 8:30 PM on December 4, 2014  

What does it matter what they make. We are not paying them. More power to them. Besides who wouldn’t want to make that.

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John Garrett

Posted at 11:59 AM on January 11, 2015  

Uh, yes you are paying it. Their salaries are paid by advertising and consumers pay all advertising cost. Especially if you buy brand named goods and services.

These actors aren’t the first to receive a million or more per episode. Charlie Sheen, Ray Ramono, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen, Jerry Seinfeld, Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser, and Michael Hall all received a million or more per episode. The cast of Friends received a million per episode the last few seasons before it ended and that was over 10 years ago. High salaries caused the cancellation of many successful TV series including ‘Full House.’ If history is any judge, don’t expect Big Bang to be around much longer.

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Posted at 9:34 AM on January 12, 2015  

Don’t be an idiot. We as the viewers are NOT paying the salaries. The advertisers pay that…whether we buy the products or not is our own decision. If Crest happens to advertise on the Big Bang Theory, you can go and purchase Colgate. You appear to have very little grasp of how capitalism works. As Bill Engvall would say, “Here’s your sign.” As to your comments on how long a show will last…Seinfeld lasted quite well after their actors were paid nice salaries. Regis Philbin was receiving in excess of $20 million a year, and he would still be working now had he chosen to retire, and the show ‘Live’ is still going strong. Everybody Loves Raymond did quite well even after their actors were receiving sometimes in excess of $2 million per episode. A show doesn’t always get cancelled due to money…sometimes it just runs out of ideas, the actors decide to move on, etc.

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Posted at 3:16 AM on December 4, 2014  

the show is funny, it was the last time I seen it, before the nerdy chicks were on the show. I forget to watch the new episodes. they went from 350k to 72 million for the next 3 seasons. that is a lot of money. I hope they donate some of the $ to organization and fund raisers. I hope the $ doesn’t give them big heads and small hearts.. being spoiled is a ugly thing to see.

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Einar From Iceland

Posted at 8:12 PM on November 29, 2014  

You call that fans you idiot. I am a fan. I am happy for them. They are worth it! I randomly googled how much they were getting paid and found this news. I never knew how much they made per show. They are worth 1 millin per show. I am happy to know they signed on for three more seasons. This show makes me laugh! Stupid people dont get the jokes… right……?

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t barnhardt

Posted at 3:26 AM on October 21, 2014  

If a show rakes n the $$$$$$ 2 pay the actors, then they deserve it. Apparently the big wig bosses think they r worth every penny, remember Friends pay. Get over it, let’s add n what they will get n reruns. Now u r about 2 explode, now that 90 million turns into 100 million,.

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