A cool $1 million for a day’s work doesn’t seem shabby. That’s what the stars of CBS’s (CBS)Big Bang Theory will be collecting: the three-season contract they finalized yesterday made them the highest-paid sitcom stars on television today.
Still, $1 million isn’t what it used to be. It meant a lot more in 2002 when the cast of Friends broke the seven-figure mark in a deal with Warner Brothers (TWX). Adjusting for inflation, Ross, Phoebe, and the gang were each making $1.32 million per episode in 2014 dollars.