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Friday, September 7th, 2012

Leno Took a 50% Pay Cut

A few weeks ago we reported that Jay Leno took a "tremendous" pay cut to try and save some jobs at the Tonight Show. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that "tremendous" meant 50%, which is a lot percent. It's like A LOT a lot. Do you have a job? Cut your salary in half and start to cry. It moved his salary to "only" $15 million. NBC chief confirmed that the move stems from when the show moved from 10:00pm back to 11:35pm. As he put it: "All we did was bring it back down to pre-prime-time levels." Also, there is the fact that NBC's banana budget grew 5000% this summer when they picked up Animal Practice.