The figures have just been released on what money each of the Premier League clubs have received for last season for media rights.
Newcastle owner – Mike Ashley
Newcastle finished 7th top in the table with £54,235,271 (approximately).
Football clubs have three main streams of revenue:
- Match day income from tickets and corporate boxes and dining
- Media income – which is what this is
- Commercial income from strip and kit deals, sponsorship, merchandise, tours and the like
This amount just released is the income clubs get from the media, and Newcastle should also do well with match day receipts too, with the average crowd being just under 50,000 for the 19 home league games this season.
Wolves was the lowest earning club and picked up £39.1M while Manchester City were top on £60.6M, just pipping their neighbors Manchester United who got £60.3M.
Every club got £13,788,093 as an equal share of the domestic TV income, plus £18,764,644m as an equal share of foreign TV income.
And the Premier League’s income from overseas TV rights alone over 2010 through 2013 was £1.437B, which is an average of £439M for each season.
And with the TV rights now up for auction for the 2013-2016 seasons, that will likely go even higher.
Facility fees were £485K per live TV match roughly, and there are bits added to that amount for delayed rights and the like.
Each place in the table was worth £755,062 in payments, with that single amount going to the bottom club, which was Wolves, and 20 times that amount, £15,101,240 going to the Champions, Manchester City.
Newcastle got 16 times that for 5th place, which is around £7.55M and with additions for things like delayed rights etc – that amount turned out to be £9.6M.
The biggest winners and losers, year over year in terms of increased and decreased payments were Newcastle as the biggest winner, and Aston Villa as the biggest loser.
Newcastle’s total payment went up £7M from £47.2M to £54.2M year over year, while Aston Villa’s went down £7M from £49M to £42M – and of course Alex McLeish was sacked as their manager yesterday.
And in terms of which club got what in order - here’s the table, with Sunderland in 13th place (unlucky for some) on £44.4M – £10M less than what Newcastle received.
|Position||Premier League Club||Payment|
|10||West Bromwich Albion||£46.6M|
The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.