The TV game has changed. Once seen as a cheaper alternative to making films, television budgets have exploded in a major way as big-name actors, producers, and directors now routinely make television their preferred medium.

Here are 10 of the most expensive TV shows of all time.

1. Game of Thrones – $15 million per episode

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2. The Crown – $13 million per episode

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3. ER – $13 million per episode

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4. Band of Brothers – $12.5 million per episode

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5. The Get Down – $11 million per episode

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6. Friends – $10 million per episode

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7. The Big Bang Theory – $9 million per episode

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8. Marco Polo – $9 million per episode

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9. Rome – $9 per episode

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10. Sense8 – $9 million per episode

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Any surprises on here for you?