The new TV season starts next month. Some big names are pulling down big money to host reality, news and talk shows. Variety listed the top TV salaries.
Ellen DeGeneres 50 million
Judge Judith Sheindlin 47 million
Ryan Seacrest 27 million (15 million for Kelly & Ryan plus another 12 million for Idol)
Matt Lauer 25 million The Today Show
Katy Perry 25 million American Idol
Kelly Ripa 22 million
Megyn Kelly 18 million NBC News
Robin Roberts 18 million Good Morning America
Jimmy Fallon 16 million
Stephen Colbert 15 million
Jimmy Kimmel 15 million
Pat Sajak 15 million Wheel of Fortune
George Stephanopoulos 15 million Good Morning America
David Letterman 12 million for a new Netflix deal.