Jim Parsons Earns N9.7 Billion on TV + Full List of Highest-Paid TV Actors

It is that time of year again and Forbes has released the highest-paid actors on television! Familiar names return to the list and popular show The Big Bang Theory once again dominated the list.

Check out the top 10 highest paid television actors below:

Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) – $11 million

Ty Burrell (Modern Family) – $12 million

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) – $13 million

Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) – $13.5 million

Ed O’Neill (Modern Family) – $14 million

Mark Harmon (NCIS) – $19 million

Simon Helberg (tie) (The Big Bang Theory) – $23.5 million

Kunal Nayyar (tie) (The Big Bang Theory) – $23.5 million

Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) – $25 million

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – $26.5 million

CBS stars alone account for 50% of the list. When it comes to the top ten actors, the five top spots are populated by actors from two CBS shows, per Forbes. Those two shows are NCIS and The Big Bang Theory. The latter series easily dominates the list.

Jim Parsons tops co-star Johnny Galecki’s Big Bang Theory paycheck by $1.5 million. The pay gap between The Big Bang Theory‘s highest-paid star and NCIS lead Mark Harmon a whopping 7.5 million. The difference in pay between Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar’s Big Bang Theory paycheck and Harmon’s is $4.5 million.

Also worth noting is that Mark Harmon is one of only two actors on the list to star in a drama, with The Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln being the other. Everyone else stars in a comedy.


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