The five main stars of This Is Us are getting hefty raises ahead of the NBC drama’s Season 3 return. This Is Us is currently the network’s No. 1 drama.
Stars Milo Ventimiglia (Jack), Mandy Moore (Rebecca), Sterling K. Brown (Randall), Chrissy Metz (Kate) and Justin Hartley (Kevin) will see their per-episode salary jump to $250,000 per episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Season 3, which returned last night, consisted of 18 episodes, bringing their total haul to $4.5 million this season.
The stars didn’t start out with level playing fields. Ventimiglia, for example, made $115,000 per episode, while Hartley earned $75,000 and Metz earned $40,000. Metz had just $0.81 in her bank account when she booked the show, making this coup especially notable for her.
The family drama, created by Dan Fogelman, averaged a 5.4 rating in the coveted 18-49 demo seven days later; that’s nearly double NBC’s No. 2 scripted series, Will & Grace.
- This Is Us has won two straight Emmy nominations and has landed stars Ventimiglia and Brown two wins, as well as a supporting actress nom for Metz.
- Salary negotiations are common on popular shows. The seven stars of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory trump them all, with $900,000 per episode plus points on the hit’s back end. The stars of Netflix’s Stranger Things are sitting pretty too, and will now earn up to $350,000 per episode.
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