Almost the entire cast of the hit series earns $ 1 million per episode after a difficult negotiation
& # 39; The world's number one comedy, & # 39; The Big Bang Theory & # 39; will end its successful career next year as the longest multi-camera series in television history, reaching a record of 279 episodes.
The last season will premiere on October 8 at 21:00 on Warner Channel and will be broadcast simultaneously with the United States.
The series, which premiered in 2007 and aired in many countries around the world, has received 52 Emmy nominations, with 10 wins to date and 7 Golden Globe nominations.
Since September 2017, each episode costs more than US $ 10 million. Three years earlier, when Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco and John Galecki, the three main characters renewed their contracts, they had already spent more than $ 1 million per episode. We have also added percentages to this figure for additional benefits of retransmissions. This trio has already secured more than US $ 72 million between 2014 and 2017.
Before the start of the previous season, Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Koothrappali) also participated in the list of millionaire salaries in the cast.
The series is the most watched comedy of American television with an average of 15 million viewers (live only) and more than 20 million if you count the cumulative audience.
A 24-episode season currently costs about $ 240 million, of which $ 24 million is borne by each of the main characters of the original quintet. Among them are the salaries of the actors Melissa Rauch (Bernardette) and Mayim Bialik (Amy), who entered the third and fourth season of the series respectively.
But beyond the costly production, "The Big Bang Theory" is the one that generated the most money in these years, with $ 1 billion in net profit only for repeat rights. In fact, it is one of the keys for Time Warner to have more than significant income.
In a joint statement, the production houses said, Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Lorre Productions: "We are eternally grateful to our fans for their support of The Big Bang Theory over the past twelve seasons, along with the cast, writers and team, we are extremely grateful for the success of the program and our goal is to offer a final season, and the end of the series, which will bring The Big Bang Theory to an epic creative conclusion. "
In addition to focusing many of his episodes on the worlds of science and technology, "The Big Bang Theory" has enjoyed the support of the scientific community in general. In honor of the series there is already a kind of bee (Euglossa bazinga), a kind of jellyfish (Bazinga Rieki) and a monkey in the Columbus Zoo (Dr. Sheldon Cooper).