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Viacom Loves Raymond

By Rick Aristotle Munarriz (TMF Edible)
May 13, 2003

If you're Ray Romano, congratulations! If the Hollywood whispers are true, CBS parent Viacom (NYSE: VIA) is making sure that the love is mutual between the network and its Everybody Loves Raymond star with a new contract that will pay him $1.8 million for each of next season's 22 episodes.

Unfortunately, odds are that you're not Ray Romano. So, you won't be making the record-breaking payday that tops the $1.6 million tab that Frasier's Kelsey Grammer is reportedly fetching per episode. Of course, in sum, this is petty cash compared to the $6 million clan -- the six Friends stars who pocket a million each on General Electric's (NYSE: GE) NBC...
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