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Dreaming of a Melanie-free Days

Southofsoap
Jun 17 2009, 10:49 AM
Paxton
Jun 17 2009, 09:33 AM
The thing that's frustrating me about this thread is the total lack of hard data. Everybody's just guessing because nobody has a clue about how much the vets actually made, how much the newbies will make, how much the show will save not paying JER's estate (and are they still paying Sheffer too?), or even what the show's budget is, right? I mean, are there hard numbers out there somewhere?


Maybe someone can find the link about the 40% cut (I remember reading an interview where it was mentioned, but can't recall the specifics), but this variety article (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117995680.html?categoryid=14&cs=1) mentions the pre-renewal budget of $1.7-1.8m per week. Assuming the 40% cut is true, that would leave Days on a weekly budget of around $1m. (The other interesting tidbit in the article is that should the show meet certain targets (i.e. ratings) it will automatically get another year renewal - I'd be keen to know what that rating threshold is - knowing NBC, its probably related to Women 18-49 rather than total viewership).

The only other "hard" data I have seen published was from the thread about Dee Hall's divorce where it implied she earned $1.3m per year or $25,000 per week.
Interesting, thank you. Are the licensing fees from NBC the only sources of the show's revenue?
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