This article is from the archive of our partner .

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — the TLC reality show about pageant child Alana and her proud redneck family — has become a viral sensation and gained ratings success, but how much is the family actually getting? According to The Hollywood Reporter's Leslie Bruce the family of six is getting just between $2,000 and $4,000 per episode. That means they'd make at maximum $40,000 for the entire season. As a comparison TMZ reported in April that the Kardashian family signed a $40 million-plus deal for three more seasons of their show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Last Wednesday Honey Boo Boo scored a 1.3 rating among adults 18 to 49. Sunday's showing of Keeping Up with the Kardashians scored a 1.2, according to TV by the Numbers. You put it that way and it just doesn't seem fair.

This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to