'Honey Boo Boo' Might Get $40K for Whole Season
Family gets a modest $2K to $4K per show from TLC
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2012 5:25 PM CDT
Alana Thompson stars in 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' on TLC.   (TLC.com)

(Newser) Here Comes Honey Boo Boo might be the newest smash hit reality show, but 7-year-old pageant contestant Alana Thompson and her offbeat family in rural Georgia aren't exactly getting crazy rich. The TLC show registered a strong 3 million viewers for its last episode—more than any network got airing the Republican convention—but the Hollywood Reporter reveals TLC pays the family a modest $2,000 to $4,000 an episode. Which means the family might get about $40,000 for the whole season. TLC wouldn't confirm, but THR calls that a "lucrative" deal for the network.