The Record-Setting Amount Of Money HBO Paid To Have Exclusive Rights To ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Will Reduce You To Tears
For reasons outside my comprehension, The Big Bang Theory has been a smashing success in all 12 seasons its aired, becoming the longest running multi-camera series in television history.
The CBS sitcom has relished in its position as the #1 show on television, with the top three earners in the comedy genre being Big Bang Theory actors–Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, and Johnny Galecki each earn $1 million PER EPISODE.
After the conclusion of its final season this past May, the Big Bang cash cow is still being milked, as HBO Max has secured exclusive streaming rights for the show when the streaming service launches in the spring of 2020.
According to Cord Cutter News, the record-setting five-year deal gives HBO MAX exclusive domestic streaming rights to all 12 seasons. It is estimated that this deal cost HBO BILLIONS of dollars with streaming and syndication
BILLIONS. With a B.
For perspective, HBO Max paid $425 million to bring Friends to the streaming service, Hollywood Reporter notes.
“Few shows define a generation and capture mainstream zeitgeist like The Big Bang Theory,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer. “We’re thrilled that HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming home for this comedy juggernaut when we launch in the spring of 2020. This show has been a hit virtually around the globe, it’s one of the biggest shows on broadcast television of the last decade, and the fact that we get to bring it to a streaming platform for the first time in the U.S. is a coup for our new offering.”
We need a new plague and we can start with avid Big Bang Theory fans.
Now lets watch the funniest clip to ever come out of the show.
All of the people featured in this clip are multi-millionaires. Now excuse me while I swan dive off my balcony.