Have you ever thought of how much money reality T.V shows actually make?
According to financial information outlet, Investopedia, Reality TV shows have practically dominated network and cable TV in recent years because the payoff is in the high revenue return and simple production value.
In 2008, E! Online reported that a 30-minute reality show costs approximately $100,000 to $500,000 per episode. While that is not cheap, it is far less than many scripted shows, where budgets can rival major movie releases.
In this post we will take a look at the Top Five Highest Paid Reality T.V Shows In The World, and how much they make per season and per episode.
Keep Reading as we go through them.
5. Counting On.
Counting On is an American Reality TV series focused on the Duggar family franchise. The show started way back in 2015 and aired it’s 9th season in 2019.
The Counting On reality T.V show makes $25,000 to $40,000 per Episode, and around $200,000 to $320,000 a season.
4. Sister Wives.
Sister Wives is TLC reality show about a Man who tries to live a normal life with his four wives and eighteen children in a society that shuns their Polygamist lifestyle.
The show earns an estimated $25,000-$40,000 per episode, and about $275,000 to $440,000 every season.
3. Teen Mom.
After airing it’s first episode on MTV in 2009, Teen Mom has grown to become one of the highest paid Reality TV shows in the world.
Teen Mom is estimated to earn about $500,000 per season.
2. The Real Housewives.
The Real Housewives is currently the second highest paid Reality TV show in the world. According to several sources it is estimated that the show actors make up to 2.7 million dollars per season.
1. Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Keeping Up With the Kardashians is the Highest Paid Reality T.V Shows In The World. And has been on the air since 2007 – back when audiences were introduced to the Kardashian/Jenner family. As the popularity and fame of the family grew, so did their paychecks.
However of recent the family announced that the show will be cut-off permanently by 2021, after airing it’s 20th season. According to multiple reports each of the Kardashian actors make $4.5 million a season.
It’s a lot of money these Reality TV shows make, and a lot of money put into it’s production as well.