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They make more than Kapil and Salman: The top 10 highest-paid actors in TV history

Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be paid 2 million pounds (Rs 16 crore) per episode for the final two seasons of HBO’s hit fantasy series. Here’s a list of the highest-paid actors in TV history.

tv Updated: May 11, 2017 19:03 IST
HT Correspondent
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

With news breaking that Game of Thrones stars Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be paid 2 million pounds (Rs 16 crore) per episode for the final two seasons of HBO’s hit fantasy series, we compiled a list of the highest-paid TV actors in the history of the medium.

In comparison, Kapil Sharma makes between Rs 60-80 lakh per episode for his The Kapil Sharma Show, while Salman Khan reportedly bagged around Rs 8 crore per episode for Bigg Boss’ season 10.

1. Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones, 2017-18) - $2.6 million per episode, according to Daily Express.

2. Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men, 2010-11) - $1.8 million per episode (Rs 11 crore), according to Uproxx.

Charlie Sheen

3. Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Ramond, 2003-05) - $1.7 million per episode (Rs 10.8 crore), according to Uproxx.

4. Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, 2002-04) - $1.6 million per episode (Rs 10.2 crore), according to People.

5. Tim Allen (Home Improvement, 1998-99) - $1.25 million, according to Uproxx.

6. Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, 2014-17) - $1 million per episode (Rs 6.3 crore), according to Forbes.

7. James Gandolfini (The Sopranos, 2006-07) - $1 million per episode.

8. Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow (Friends, 2002-04) - $1 million per episode, according to the New York Times.

9. Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser (Mad About You, 1998-99) - $1 million per episode, according to Entertainment Weekly.

10. Jerry Seinfeld (Seinfeld, 1997-98) - $1 million per episode, according to CNBC.

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