How Much Money Does Honey Boo Boo Make for Reality Show?
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Family Reportedly Paid Peanuts
The reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is proving to be quite the phenomenon, but it looks like the family featured on the show aren't getting paid all that much.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Honey Boo Boo Alana Thompson and her family only earn between $2,000 and $4,000 per episode.
Thomspon's mom, June Shannon, however, says that the report is untrue, telling TMZ.com that the amount quoted is so wrong she could "laugh out loud."
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has become such a ratings winner for TLC, that the numbers were higher last week than they were for the Republican National Convention, with three million viewers tuning in for the August 29 episode.
Seven-year-old Thompson first grabbed attention for her antics on Toddlers & Tiaras, where she famously said, "a dolla makes me holla, honey boo boo!"
The rest is reality show history.
With the reported $2,000 to $4,000 per episode and a small location fee, the earnings for the 10-episode show would land the family around $40,000.
It's nowhere near Kardashian territory -- as they banked $10 million per year.
Sounds like Honey Boo Boo could use Kris Kardashian as a new manager.
Honey Boo Boo's mom tells TMZ they are making "a good deal more" than the reported $4,000 per episode, saying, "We're very well compensated."
She added, "We've made a lot of great memories."