Variety’s breakdown on the estimated per-episode salaries of TV stars shows that Robert De Niro is way ahead of the pack on the drama side with his estimated paycheck of $775,000 an episode from Amazon for the still-untitled David O. Russell drama project.
The rest of the pack is relatively tight, with Mark Harmon holding down second place with his $525,000 compensation from CBS for “NCIS,” just ahead of seven actors in a tie for third at $500,000. Five of those seven actors are on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
The comedy side is dominated by CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” with each of the show’s top five stars pulling down a $900,000 per-episode paycheck.
We encourage readers to click on the link above to Variety to check out not only the drama and comedy lists but also the annual salaries in the reality/news/host category.