Steve Havey’s talk show getting booted from select markets next year hasn’t caused him to be kicked out of his tax bracket.
The host of “Family Feud” landed in the no. 5 spot on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid TV hosts of the year. The magazine, which calculated earnings from June 2017 to June 2018, reported Monday, Nov. 26 that Harvey has earned an estimated $44,000,000 from his talk show “Steve” and the long-running game show.
In addition to his “Feud” and his daytime talk show, which debuted in 2017 after Chicago-based talker “Steve Harvey” ended its run, Harvey also hosts “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Little Big Shots” and its spin-off, “Showtime at the Apollo” and “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome.”
The news follows confirmation that NBC will pull “Steve” from 11 markets in fall 2019 as it makes way for Kelly Clarkson’s debut talker, “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” However, “Steve” is not getting canceled. It will remain as a staple of daytime television on non-NBC stations around the country, including those owned by Cox Media Group, E.W. Scripps and Hearst to name a few.
As for who outranked Harvey on the Forbes list, Judge Judy was the top earner with $147,000,000, followed by Ellen DeGeneres, whose show Harvey’s leads into, with $87,500,000, Dr. Phil McGraw with $77,500,000 and Ryan Seacrest’s $74,000,000. Forbes calculated the pre-tax earnings based on information from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB along with interviews from industry sources.