Ryan Seacrest Closes 3-Year $45 Million Deal; Gets Raise of $10 Million per Year for Hosting ‘American Idol’

Jul 13, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Ryan Seacrest, host of  “American Idol," has closed deal with CKX, parent of “Idol” producer 19 Entertainment, worth $15 million per year for the next three years, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

The deal ties Seacrest exclusively to "Idol" (or any CKX show that succeeds it) in primetime broadcast TV, THR reports.

Under his previous deal Seacrest was getting paid just under $5 million per show, the report says.

—Chuck Ross


  1. That is way to much money. All the judges on that show makes to much money.
    It is about the singers, not about the judges.
    I would make a better judge than Simon.
    I hope the show sinks, because it stinks.
    It gets worse every year.

  2. Slightly overpriced but he’s worth having much longer. A real plus to the commentating world.

  3. And the Hollywood Hills were jumping Friday night at his big party (he’s got a new home there) to celebrate his new contract.
    Make that money Ryan!

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