Nathan Yau at Flowing Data posted some interesting data from TV Guide. TV’s Top Earners includes compensation data for some of of the highest paid actors and personalities on television. Pay for actors (comedy and drama) is expressed on a per episode basis, so we created a parameter control that gives you the ability to express those earning on an annual basis.
There were some surprises. For example – Judge Judy earns $45 million per year ? Poor Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi only $30,000 per episode.