Guess how much the channel 9 show cost per episode?

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  1. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    I was listening to some old shows ('95) and somehow the subject of producing something came up. During the conversation, Howard stated for comparison that the cost of the channel 9 show cost $50,000 all-in. That's production and "all salaries".

    Seems low, doesn't it?

    I'm kicking myself for not bookmarking where I heard it but I don't really feel like re-listening to 30 hours of show to find it.

    If you want to listen for it or just catch some good old shows, check it out. You can get 08-01-95 thru 08-04 plus 08-08 and 08-09.

    You better get them quick though because they'll probably be scrubbed. There are several ways to save them offline.

    Search youtube with this format and just change the date: "howard stern show 08-01-95"


    Start here:

     
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    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

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    FishySausage Original Nuttah VIP Gold

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    Crazy to think about a time when Howard would do anything for less than 50k a week
     
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    What are you talking about...per episode...$50 tops!
     
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    And what's really great is, every channel 9 episode is on youtube. Billy West is so fucking funny on that show!
     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    People forget that cable networks did not get the viewership they do today. Today, a basic cable show is the most watched non-sports show on all of TV. Back in the 80s an early 90s, having a few hundred thousand viewers was a massive audience. The Channel 9 show was a hit for its time, but wouldn't even get a second season today with the same ratings. No cable station put any money into shows. Most cable networks were mostly reruns and music videos.
     
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    in today's dollars. that is 5 million an episode
     
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    whatever the shows cost we can assume that Howard pocketed his usual 90 percent and of course blamed others for his staffs shit pay.

    @stuttering john melendez
     
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    The Channel 9 Show looked as if were taped in somebody's basement. I bet only 5k actually went towards the production budget.
     
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    I liked the channel 9 shows. Back then he surrounded himself with talent. Today he has Mr. Bronk and JD.
     
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    Huh. Given such high production values I would have sworn the budget per show was about $10-15 bucks.
     
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    $35?
     
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    this is how I discovered howard..I had never heard a show..I was flipping channels back in 2000 and saw people in boxes.
    It was retarded jeopardy on comedy channel, had beet, wendy and everybody, I thought I was going crazy.
     
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    I believe you are not talking about the channel 9 show. That was more like 1990. No Beet, no Wendy yet.
     
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    That was just a part of what made that show so funny and interesting to watch.
     
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    My guess is 18 cents
     
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    50K?!?!?!? you can't even remodel a closet for that kind of money
     
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    It was a fun show. We would tape it and watch it Sunday mornings, with some bong hits and chorizo & eggs. Bettah than church!