Ashton Kutcher makes $34,000 per minute of Just in time for all of us to change our majors to "Television Judge" before the fall semester begins, TV Guide has unveiled its annual report on the medium's highest-paid stars. While the rundown is full of the usual suspects-Mark Harmon makes enough money per episode of NCIS to make you weep-there were a few surprising developments this year worth noting below.
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With a $750,000-per-episode rate, Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher makes five times what Game of Thrones' Emmy-winning Tyrion Lannister-actor Peter Dinklage-earns per episode on his show ($150,000). If we want to get into more depressing minute-by-minute math, Kutcher clocks about $34,000 of income per minute of his CBS sitcom. (Calculated using 22 minutes as the typical length of a half-hour sitcom after commercials are deducted.)
Reportedly earning $25-30 million per year, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart has now