How does Jon Stewart’s paycheck compare to that of morning hosts Kelly Ripa or Matt Lauer?
TV Guide has rolled out its annual list of television’s highest-paid stars.
From television actors and reality celebrities to daytime and late-night personalities, the four-page report gives a broad look at more than 160 salaries according to numbers from television executives and industry insiders.
To make sense of all the numbers, we’ve ranked the highest-paid daytime, primetime, and news host salaries.
Maury Povitch’s daytime infamous “You are not the father!” segments have led him to receive a paycheck higher than journalists Ann Curry, Anderson Cooper, and Diane Sawyer.
While Jay Leno and David Letterman once commanded the highest salaries on late night, Viacom is reportedly pouring even more money into “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart.
Starting September 16, 'The Queen Latifah Show' will air daily on CBS. The syndicated program comes from Will Smith's production company, Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV.
The 'Good Morning America' co-host returned to the show in February after a public battle with myelodysplastic syndrome. Roberts has been a co-anchor since May 2005. She started working on the program June 1995.
Cooper's daytime talk show 'Anderson Live' wasn't renewed last year for a third season; however, the CNN host's 'Anderson Cooper 360' is still thriving.
If he didn't already have his own show, there was a good chance he could have been in the running to co-host 'Live!' with Kelly Ripa after Philbin's departure. The CNN anchor was often a fill-in.
Leaving soap operas may have been the best thing for Ripa. After joining 'Live!' in 2001, she took over hosting after Regis Philbin's departure from the show in 2011. Michael Strahan joined the show in September 2012 and is receiving a reported $US4 million as co-host.
The 'Tonight Show' host is getting replaced next year by Jimmy Fallon in hopes of drawing a younger key demographic to the peacock network. Before the news was confirmed, Leno filled his monologues with a flurry of jokes aimed at NBC execs.
The syndicated courtroom judge received a $US2 million raise from last year. Her show receives an average of 8-9 million viewers -- more than triple the viewers of most of the evening shows.
TV Guide reports 'Judge Judy' brought in $US230 million in advertising last year.
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