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(The Clicker)   At $17 per viewer, Chelsea Handler is TV's most overpaid celebrity. Her agent once again unanimously nominated for Hollywood's Lifetime Achievement award   (theclicker.today.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 62
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2012-07-20 09:41:44 AM  
She makes $51 a year?
 
2012-07-20 09:45:27 AM  
The true worth of TV stars: $1 million per episode? Get Ashton Kutcher a raise!

WHY?!?!
 
2012-07-20 09:48:18 AM  

cmunic8r99: She makes $51 a year?


She's still overpaid at that amount.
 
2012-07-20 09:49:38 AM  
How can someone be "unanimously nominated"?
 
2012-07-20 10:13:39 AM  
the article then says keith olberman was making $56 or whatever per viewer. but i guess he isn't anymore?
 
2012-07-20 10:15:54 AM  
total salary/ (# of episodes x # of viewers per episode)

if your show is every weekday, like colbert, the average per viewer per episode will be a lot less than if your show is once a week, unless you get paid the 5x or so more.
 
2012-07-20 10:20:50 AM  
Poor Snooki. She works so hard at being Snooki and only makes $1.7 million dollars a year for being Snooki.
 
2012-07-20 10:27:07 AM  

brap: Poor Snooki. She works so hard at being Snooki and only makes $1.7 million dollars a year for being Snooki.


That has to make her one of the highest-paid prostitutes of all time.
 
2012-07-20 12:11:52 PM  
Talentless coont
 
2012-07-20 12:24:47 PM  
When is that video of her getting drilled gonna leak? It's been 2 screencaps for months now.
 
2012-07-20 12:25:18 PM  
Well, Mormons aren't gonna hate themselves...
 
2012-07-20 12:27:29 PM  
I think she is funny. The comedians she brings on are funny.
 
2012-07-20 12:29:09 PM  

cmunic8r99: She makes $51 a year?


I think they're counting cats as viewers too.
 
2012-07-20 12:29:18 PM  
Sloth, Keith got fired.

~Ak
 
2012-07-20 12:36:19 PM  
Who?
 
2012-07-20 12:41:49 PM  
I actually like her show. It's not amazing, but it's entertaining, and I'll watch it if I'm flipping past and see it.

Also, After Lately was surprisingly good.
 
2012-07-20 12:55:29 PM  
"...however, "Jersey Shore's" Snooki, "Modern Family's" Ty Burrell and "Two and a Half Men's" Kutcher are giving their networks a real bang for their buck with some of the lowest per viewer earnings..."

Oh fark her! She probably charges people to show up at their parties anyway. Then she drinks all the booze, barfs in the pool, screws your sister's boyfriend, crashes the car, curses at the part-goers ("I'm f***ing Snooki") before stumbling her ass home. Not to mention the one-or-two hundred dollars her book made.
 
2012-07-20 12:58:17 PM  

Car_Ramrod: I actually like her show. It's not amazing, but it's entertaining, and I'll watch it if I'm flipping past and see it.

Also, After Lately was surprisingly good.


I agree. I like her show. I like the panel of comedians. Its fun.
 
2012-07-20 12:59:32 PM  
The article does a bit to point out that the dollars-per-viewer (which the study studied) is only one factor with which to analyse the entertainer's worth.

From what little I could tell from the article, it seemed like the study was only using eyeballs-per-episode for its viewer numbers. That, in and of itself, is a huge flaw in the study. Handler, for example (like most talk show hosts/hostesses) cranks out several times as many episodes than do the actors and writers of scripted programmes. So even if a 30-second spot on her show sells for only a fraction of the cost of a 30-second spot on Two & a Half Men, she is able to sell many times as many 30-second spots as the latter can.

As also very briefly alluded to in the article, not all eyeballs are equal. Her overall ratings are tiny compared with 2½M, but the majority of her viewers are in high-value demographics which advertisers want.

Another factor only vaguely approached is that different programmes do better than others at boosting the network -- both by getting eyeballs to see advertisements for the network's other shows, serving as a lead-in to the programme airing next, and promoting other shows of the network on-camera. Handler, as the highest draw on E!, does more to attract eyeballs and asses to the other E! shows than the others bring to her, so she is worth a bit more to E! than what her advertising revenues alone would suggest.

What the article failed to get into at all is that the star is hardly the only cost of, or draw to, a given show. Ashton Kutcher sitting silently in a chair, staring into the camera would probably get a few viewers, but nothing like what 2½M gets, with Chuck Lorre's et al.'s writing, the other actors' acting, the producers' production, inter alia. The writers, actors, producers, tradesmen, et al., all cost money which have to be paid out of the same pile of cabbage from advertisers and anticipated DVD customers from which Kutcher is paid. Handler's programme is comparatively cheap - real cheap. The other talking heads / writers are all stand-up comics who are working for a lot less than they otherwise would, because her show gives them exposure and promotes their upcoming gigs. As with any entertainment type talk show, the guests are there cheap because they are there as part of the publicity junket for their new movie/programme/album. Handler, meanwhile serves not only as a hostess who is fed lines, but as lead writer, and producer.
 
2012-07-20 01:02:50 PM  

Nameless_Guy: "...however, "Jersey Shore's" Snooki, "Modern Family's" Ty Burrell and "Two and a Half Men's" Kutcher are giving their networks a real bang for their buck with some of the lowest per viewer earnings..."

Oh fark her! She probably charges people to show up at their parties anyway. Then she drinks all the booze, barfs in the pool, screws your sister's boyfriend, crashes the car, curses at the part-goers ("I'm f***ing Snooki") before stumbling her ass home. Not to mention the one-or-two hundred dollars her book made.


Scratch that, she would demand the host drive her home...to Jersey from LA....and then she wouldn't even offer head as a thank you. Just waddle up the driveway, inside, then promptly pass out in the doorway, with the door wide open.

/On a PS note, I'd still like Chelsea Handler to handle my penis, regardless of how annoying many may find her.
 
2012-07-20 01:04:56 PM  
The article says that Kutcher is underpaid for what the show draws. But Kutcher didn't create the show, write the script, or work for five years making the show infamous.

Chelsea, on the other hand, created the show, brings a lot of the material, and probably has Executive Producer credits.
 
2012-07-20 01:16:07 PM  
Who? Article and thread lack pictures.
 
2012-07-20 01:26:57 PM  

Alphax: Who? Article and thread lack pictures.


When you're discussing Chelsea Handler, it's a public service not having pictures. Her knees are sharper than her nose. When she smiles, grizzly bears flee the area.
 
2012-07-20 01:31:36 PM  
As far as the style of the show goes, fark that noise, bring back Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn
 
2012-07-20 01:50:00 PM  
chelsea handler is the least funny person on her show. her scripted jokes more often than not fall flat.
 
2012-07-20 01:53:08 PM  
Wouldn't it be funny if Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook had a baby?

Guess not.
 
2012-07-20 01:53:23 PM  

Adalius: As far as the style of the show goes, fark that noise, bring back Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn


That show was terrible. Listening to morons talk about topics they don't understand is just painful.
 
2012-07-20 01:58:57 PM  

Cletus C.: Wouldn't it be funny if Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook had a baby?

Guess not.


It might be, the law of averages says they both have to be funny at least once.
 
2012-07-20 02:22:07 PM  

imontheinternet: That show was terrible. Listening to morons talk about topics they don't understand is just painful.


You're thinking of "The View."
 
2012-07-20 02:24:30 PM  
The only reason she has any ratings is that I can't find the remote quickly enough after The Soup.
 
2012-07-20 02:24:52 PM  

aspAddict: imontheinternet: That show was terrible. Listening to morons talk about topics they don't understand is just painful.

You're thinking of "The View."


Good one. The View makes Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn look like the farking Lincoln Douglas debates.
 
2012-07-20 02:34:25 PM  

BalugaJoe: I think she is funny. The comedians she brings on are funny.


There you go. Fixed that for ya. I can't Handler.
 
2012-07-20 02:35:57 PM  
You guys are all jerks! Chelsea Handler is doing a lot of good for women, reminding them that they can have sex with any guy they want at any time and in any way, no matter what THE MAN says. She has a lot of guts, too. How many 55-year-old women are brave enough to talk about sex during menopause?
 
2012-07-20 02:50:36 PM  
"Doing good" is not all that entertaining. Plenty of other venues for me to hear 55 year old women talk about sex during menopause.
 
2012-07-20 02:51:34 PM  
You bang your boss and you get good pay, the Chelsea Handler way.
 
2012-07-20 02:56:03 PM  

gmacbeth: You bang your boss and you get good pay, the Chelsea Handler way.


THIS.

/she's old
 
2012-07-20 03:30:21 PM  

Adalius: As far as the style of the show goes, fark that noise, bring back Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn


I thought that show's name was Bitter, Unfunny Comics Don't Understand Why They Can't Find Work.
 
2012-07-20 03:50:29 PM  

brap: Poor Snooki. She works so hard at being Snooki and only makes $1.7 million dollars a year for being Snooki.


Reading that just now makes me want to kill things.
 
2012-07-20 04:19:39 PM  
Better luck next time, Whitney Cummings.
 
2012-07-20 04:20:30 PM  

EyeballKid: Adalius: As far as the style of the show goes, fark that noise, bring back Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn

I thought that show's name was Bitter, Unfunny Comics Don't Understand Why They Can't Find Work.


Hence what makes it f'in hilarious. It's not them *being* funny that makes it funny, it's themselves that are funny, see? They're the joke and the punchline. It beats Handler rehashing the same 'fat black sassy woman' jokes about Loni Love and gay jokes about Jo Koy. Over. And. Over. My ex watched it nightly for like 2 years and it got to the point that I could almost do a lip dub over Chelsea every night.
 
2012-07-20 04:22:42 PM  

intotheabyss81: Talentless coont


Garmy Strong.
 
2012-07-20 04:50:37 PM  

gimmegimme: How many 55-year-old women are brave enough to talk about sex during menopause?


Atypical Person Reading Fark: Plenty of other venues for me to hear 55 year old women talk about sex during menopause.


Weirdly similar comments... especially for such a stupid criticism.
 
2012-07-20 05:02:02 PM  

Car_Ramrod: gimmegimme: How many 55-year-old women are brave enough to talk about sex during menopause?

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Plenty of other venues for me to hear 55 year old women talk about sex during menopause.

Weirdly similar comments... especially for such a stupid criticism.


Are you saying that a woman who is nearly a senior citizen shouldn't be allowed to talk about her sexual experiences? Frankly, I'm a bit offended by that.
 
2012-07-20 05:05:13 PM  

aspAddict: Who?


This guy wins the thread.
 
2012-07-20 05:12:04 PM  
Until 2010 Handler was the live-in girlfriend of Comcast CEO Ted Harbert. Comcast was the majority owner of E! TV. I'm sure she was offered very, very good contract terms.
 
2012-07-20 06:18:43 PM  
She's hot. Not funny.
 
2012-07-20 06:28:24 PM  

gimmegimme: Car_Ramrod: gimmegimme: How many 55-year-old women are brave enough to talk about sex during menopause?

Atypical Person Reading Fark: Plenty of other venues for me to hear 55 year old women talk about sex during menopause.

Weirdly similar comments... especially for such a stupid criticism.

Are you saying that a woman who is nearly a senior citizen shouldn't be allowed to talk about her sexual experiences? Frankly, I'm a bit offended by that.


Riotboy: gmacbeth: You bang your boss and you get good pay, the Chelsea Handler way.

THIS.

/she's old


she's like 32

/and not funny
 
2012-07-20 06:47:02 PM  
Who is?
 
2012-07-20 06:53:23 PM  

Nameless_Guy: "...however, "Jersey Shore's" Snooki, "Modern Family's" Ty Burrell and "Two and a Half Men's" Kutcher are giving their networks a real bang for their buck with some of the lowest per viewer earnings..."

Oh fark her! She probably charges people to show up at their parties anyway. Then she drinks all the booze, barfs in the pool, screws your sister's boyfriend....


Sometimes she stops at the sister.
 
2012-07-20 07:33:58 PM  
WTF is a Chelsea Handler?

/getting old
 
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