A small location fee may also be paid to the family to film in their home, THR adds, but overall, TLC made a small investment for a huge payoff. The Toddlers and Tiaras spinoff scored nearly 3 million viewers on the Aug. 29 episode alone, its ratings beating out coverage of the Republican National Convention.
TLC declined to comment on the salaries, but we’re guessing that the Thompson family will be guzzling some go-go juice and gunning for more money — and coupons — when, not if, the show is renewed for Season 2.
Are you shocked that the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo cast’s salary is tinier than Glitzy? Tell us below!