05/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The 10 Most Lucrative Shows On TV (PHOTOS)

In the TV world, ratings and demographic numbers are nice, but at the end of the day they all add up to the bottom line. So what are the most lucrative shows in primetime TV? Forbes' Lacey Rose calculated the top 10 TV shows in terms of revenue per half hour (with help from Kantar Media, a firm that tracks ad spending). Below, see the top 10 most lucrative TV shows (according to Forbes' estimates) and read more about the shows at

10 Most Lucrative TV Shows