Back in 2010, three of the Big Bang Theory stars (Leonard, Sheldon and Penny) went from $60,000 to $200,000 (per episode) with an automatic $50,000 increase for each season through season 7 plus money from the backend etc. Granted, this particular show is spectacularly popular, even reruns do extremely well on CBS not to mention syndication.
The Simpson's actors gets $400,000 an episode I believe.
But then I don't think the Big Bang cast ever were no shows for coming into work.
They weren't no shows, they handled themselves like adults. And they certainly didn't take CBS to court like the Modern Family cast is doing with ABC. At the time of their negotiations they were second only to American Idol in their time slot. Lately they've been beating American Idol. A far cry from where Modern Family is. And they, along with How I Met Your Mother, are a goldmine in syndication. And yes, $200,000 is still too much for what they do.
As for the Simpsons, I can't explain that one. The show isn't nearly as popular as it was. I think during the last negotiations they just wanted to make sure they were on the air long enough to take the record for longest running show ever. When the contracts are up again if they come to an agreement they're just in it to be putting the record out of reach for everyone else forever.
If anyone from ABC is reading this I'll do the show for $50,000 per episode and be quite happy.