The Hollywood ReporterÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â reports that the show costs roughly 2.3 million dollars to produce, and the famous judges’ salaries account for a reported $450,000 of that. But while Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green make a ‘mere’ 75 thousand an ep, butÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â with herÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â $225K take, Christina Aguilera, the most recognizable of the bunch, makes more than three times that amount.
But before you wonder how the network pays such a staggering amount for just one judge, consider this: a 30 second commercial can bring in $250,000 on it’s own. Due to the success this season, ad rates are expected to rise to $375,000 per spot for next season.
In what was probably meant to be a humorous reaction to his rising recognizability, Cee Lo Green observed the turmoils of his success:
“To have to talk and talk and talk – it takes a toll on you,” the “Forget You” singer said. “There’s no way you can avoid people unless you can afford to fly private all the time, and I can’t. …It’s a toll of being talented.”
Admittedly, a little icky, but I’m sure he was joking… Right? Right?