Really, however, they have actually currently gotten the very best lesson in numbers from Mom. Because after years of attempting to deal with costar Patrick Dempsey to work out a joint top-tier offer (“He was never interested,” she informed THR) she glimpsed her window of chance when he left the drama in 2015. “They could always use him as leverage against me—’We don’t need you; we have Patrick”—which they provided for years,” she described.
Absent McDreamy, ABC was additional incentivized to keep the Grey in Grey’s. And when Pompeo’s group moved her a list of statistics that demonstrated how the program, which still gathers some 12 million audiences, had actually made moms and dad business Disney almost $3 billion, “You start to feel like, ‘OK, maybe I do deserve a piece of this.'”
Asked to call her terms, Pompeo informed Rhimes, “It’s got to be a ton of money. And it has to help me with my producing because producing is something I really enjoy. That’s my creativity now.” The outcome: She netted $575,000 per episode in addition to a finalizing benefit and some $7 million in backend offers, plus office and pilot dedications for her production business Calamity Jane.