Viewers of ABC's Modern Family are the most affluent of network television watchers, while Bob's Burgers viewers are at the opposite end of the spectrum. The Wrap analyzed average median income of primetime viewers from Nielsen's data, and determined that the median income for viewers in the 18-49 demographic is $81,100 for Modern Family viewers, while Bob's Burgers viewers earn $48,800.
On the richer end of things, Parks and Recreation draws the second most affluent viewers with a median income of $81,000. Sitcoms The Goldbergs, The Mindy Project, How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, The Michael J. Fox Show, Super Fun Night, Trophy Wife, and The Middle all have viewers with a [...]
TV Guide put out a list of the highest paid stars in television, and Jon Stewart is surprisingly at the top of the late night chart, besting big-time network hosts like Jay Leno, David Letterman, and the like.
The way the list breaks down, Stewart is on the top with an estimated salary of $25-$30 million. Leno, who was making $27-$30 million last year, is now at $20 million after taking a big pay cut. David Letterman is tied with Leno at $20 million, with Jimmy Kimmel at $10 million, and Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, is at $2 million. Jimmy Fallon, Craig [...]
After the Modern Family parents finally made a deal, it was their kids' turn. It's being reported that Rico Rodriguez (Manny), Nolan Gould (Luke aka THE BEST), Sarah Hyland (Haley), and Ariel Winter (Alex) are now going to be making about $70,000 an episode. This is more than tripling their previous salaries. Ugh! Nolan Gould is only 13. What is a 13-year-old going to do with the $1.5 million he's going to earn next season? Buy jax and bubble gum and playing cards? That being said, these kids are super great on a show that makes buckets of money, so all power to them. At least for now we're [...]
"It’s the Kraft Product Placement Comedy Hour. Sponsored by Kraft Singles. Made with Milk. It's the cheese that won World War II (Don't ask how)." That's some pretty sweet, overt product placement action right there and Kraft didn't need to push at all for it. Adage explains that the 30 Rock producers came to Kraft with the idea fully formed and ready to go. Product placement is no longer dreaded, as many showrunners have been able to embrace it. It's just part of the territory now for shows, especially savvy shows like 30 Rock or Community, who aren't doing super well in the ratings and could use the [...]
It's been 11 months, but The Book of Mormon is finally the top-grossing Broadway show of the week. Eat it, Lion King, Wicked, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark!