When it comes to the small screen, TV actresses can make a lot less than their movie peers. But the top in their field are certainly raking in the dough. Tied for first place: a Desperate Housewife and a 30 Rock star.
Prestige means a lot in Hollywood. TV companies use a show's Emmy Award to help sell commercial time, and advertisers enjoy the bragging rights of being associated with hot shows. Sometimes, an Emmy can even help a show avoid the ax.