$16 Million Contract Puts Britney Spears On TV’s Top Paid List – Behind Judge Judy
is reportedly set to rake in $ 16 million as a judge on , but the incredible amount isn’t nearly enough to put her on top of TV’s best paid list.
Assuming The X Factor has the same amount of episodes this season (26), Spears would pocket a bit over $ 615,000 an episode. That makes her the second highest paid per episode in primetime currently –makes $ 700,000 an episode for . She is also far behind predecessor ‘s whopping $ 1.2 million an episode. It would put her ahead of ‘s previous salary on ($ 600,000). The only other current star that comes close is ‘s , who makes $ 425,000 an episode and , who makes somewhere north of $ 400,000 on .
Many sitcom actors see their salaries skyrocket thanks to syndication deals, and reality shows are rarely re-shown on other networks, as the results are already spoiled.
Amusingly, Spears would take home more thanand news anchor ($ 15 million each).
That said, Britney Spears would have to make twice as much money to beat out, who takes home $ 45 million a year, or to compete with fellow judge ‘s big payday at American Idol: $ 42 million. However, these deals include production credits – and if we want to compare that salary source, you have to compete with , who took in over $ 300 million a year at the height of her show.