Raymond loves syndication

Everybody Loves Raymond, the long-running CBS sitcom based on comedian Ray Romano's stand-up comedy, has been purchased for syndication by TBS. The cable network paid a fee of $650,000 per episode for the nine-season comedy. TBS will have rerun rights to Raymond through 2016.

Over the course of it's nine-year run, Raymond garnered multiple emmy awards and was consistently rated in the top ten shows.

In 1998, TBS set a syndication sales record when it paid $1 million dollars per episode for the "show about nothing," Seinfeld. Then again, the '90s were crazy, dawg.

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he's funny
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Pretty good show. Not amazing, but pretty good. Ill watch it if there's nothing else on. Dam thats a lot a money.
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i never understood the appeal of this show. it's exactly the same every week, and any couples counselor would've told them to quit hating each other and get divorced already! i guess they stayed together for the kids... and the money.
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That much money per episode, I would expect a good sum but for reruns?
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seems like too much money for that show
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I like this show but I don't think that it is better than Seinfeld. I don't think that it deserves more money per episode than Seinfeld.
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Probably my favorite live comedy on TV right now. I think it deserves more than Sienfeld, but $650k ain't something to sneeze at. TBS has got some good stuff on it, a lot of my favorite shows in syndication.
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show for thewhole family to watch, eh? guess not mine tho. too much alike, I think. raymond's mother is scary much like mine, only she is generally more well meaning and nicer... then again, I've turned out pretty much like raymond too. anybody knows if this series is somehow autobiographic?
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This should B on Regular T.V.
Thank you,
Me, Myself and I
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It's a good show..TBS has a good syndication lineup during pre-primetime
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Hey, if TBS they can afford it, all the more to them
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Seems like a lot of money for a show that isn't funny.
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This show never appealed to me.
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Do the other actors get any money from syndication?
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Wow,thats a lot.
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Everybody does not love Raymond. Although I only saw a few shows, I gave it a try to see what all the hype was about and found Everybody is bored to tears by Raymond.
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Hmmm I should make it clear when I said smart thinking I ment his $650,000 per episode from TBS.. He is no dummy. :)
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It was definitely a good show. Not one of my all-time favorites, and one I've only seen in reruns as yet...but it was a good show.

Surprised it went for higher than Friends.
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Wow! Until 2016? Geez maneez! Oh well a great show like that deserves it.
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Wow! Alright Raymond! Smart thinking. :) This show is awesome. Thank you Raymond for this show. :)
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Raymond is better than Seinfeld should've gotten more. "Then again, the '90s were crazy, dawg."
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At least they are going to keep good shows on the airwaves instead of more reality crap on TBS. Enough Gillagan's Island remakes.
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One of the best sitcoms of all time, funny even if you don't care much for the storyline and unlike some shows it could be watched by the whole family.
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I never got this show, it always seemed pretty generic
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Wow! lol That's a lot of money!
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