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Newcastle Receive Over £54M From Premier League

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.

Here’s the full payments for 2011-2012 season:

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.

PositionPremier League ClubPayment
1Manchester City£60.6M
2Manchester United£60.3M
3Tottenham Hotspur£57.3M
5Chelsea £54.4M
6Liverpool £54.4M
7Newcastle United£54.2M
8Everton £48.9M
10West Bromwich Albion £46.6M
11Swansea City £45.9M
12Norwich City £45.6M
13Sunderland £44.4M
14Stoke City£43.6M
16Wigan Athletic £42.8M
17Aston Villa £42.1M
18Bolton Wanderers£40.6M
19Blackburn Rovers£40.3M
20Wolves £39.1M

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

Comments welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Graeme

    May 15, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Its not a bad lump of money, thats for sure!!

    Don’t understand why anyone but a mackem would pay to watch the scum – except when they are allowed across the bridge for the annual humiliation lol

  • Londtoon

    May 15, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Lets use it to buy Messi’s legs!

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    MU also trying to get Debuchy

  • Londtoon

    May 15, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Thats enough for 15 Tiotes!

  • Tom4Nufc

    May 15, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #5

    Would you rather go to a team you’re guaranteed to play first team football with your best mate you grew up with? Or alternatively to a club, where if you don’t hit the ground running you’ll be on the bench all season? Oh yeah, both have Europe too.

    If I was Debuchy I’d come to us, though I appreciate CL poses a massive draw!

  • catchy in norway

    May 15, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    plus gates have been up, to nearly max most games, new sponsership deals from both virgin and puma, all in all a good season,

    mike has to see that treating the club right ie being at the top end of the table , is much less hassle than being lower in the league, trying to push into the top does cost money, but if done correctly it makes you money hand over fist compaired to being in the bottom half,

    europe will bring in extra gate money as well as just being in the competition , so that an extra lot of cash for him next year,

    please please help push the club higher

  • catchy in norway

    May 15, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    i recon it may be to late for man u to get him, i think the deal has been done already

  • lewytoon

    May 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #8

    how has liverpool earned more? they finished 2 or 3 places lower and we have higher attendance

  • LocalZero

    May 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Liverpool and us are just about level, it’s just they way it’s been rounded up/down. They had more live games, we had more merit payment. We should get more live games next year too after this seasons success.
    £7m pounds that MA can’t have counted on anyway! Result!

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10


    more people watching liverpool, they are more famous, more fans around the world than NUFC. Sadly that’s the truth.

  • Londtoon

    May 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #12

    Lewytoon possibly the two cup finals and broadcast semi finals for that matter.

  • Geordie by the grace of God

    May 15, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #13

    ‘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.’

    Sorry Ed, but that’s actually £12,080,992. (rubs hands with glee)

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #14

    This is going to be funny if Chelsea won the CL.

    Verthongen wants CL football and Spurs won’t be in CL. In the end he decides not to sign with spurs.

  • RonVanDam

    May 15, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #15

    To the EPL payout, Liverpool wouldve earned more money from the FA cup and League Cup. I would say add another 20-25m to that total

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #16

    The title says : The premier league total broadcasting payment, not league cup or FA cup

  • Nick 69

    May 15, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #17

    RonVanDam – £20-25 million for the FA Cup and League Cup? your joking right? you get 900k for reaching the final in the FA Cup, and 100k for winning the League Cup.

  • Beattie25

    May 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #18

    With regards to Debuchy the moment Pardew said we are trying to sign Cabayes mate then for me it’s either a done deal or a smoke screen.

    There is no way on gods green earth that Pards would say that alerting other teams in the process. We are nufc, stealth masters and the only thing we have to wait for is conformation of a signing. It might not be Debuchy but if it was him Pards was referring to it is done.

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #19

    So.. it’s the number of viewers, including outside england, I think.

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #20

    In Asia, Liverpool has more live coverage than NUFC

  • Beattie25

    May 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Also if you weret around last night and didn’t see there was a link with nufc and Olivier Giroud that was more than just a rumour.

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #22


    What is the link? Can I have?

  • ShanghaiMag

    May 15, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #23

    Does anyone think Jonas needs to be dropped for next season?

    Cabaye, HBA, Tiote and Jonas scored 10 goals in the league clearly not enough if we want to compete with the big boys most of whom have goal scoring midfielders (Lampard, Toure, Gerrard etc).

  • Klatoon

    May 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #24

    And if thats not enough for Ashley he should package and sell his weight-loss programme, it clearly works! 🙂

  • Beattie25

    May 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #25


    Its basically the Montpellier president saying ‘if Giroud joins Newcastle it’ll be the wrong choice’

    2+2= a bid for him meeting his release clause in my eyes!!

  • spitfire_

    May 15, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #26

    Couple of seasons ago the money for fifth place was around 13 mill. It doesn’t make any sense now to be lower. It’s something wrong with this numbers.

  • Beattie25

    May 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #27


    I agree. For me Guti is now a Raylor/Perch. A utility player that can do a job but shouldn’t be in the first 11.

  • Nick 69

    May 15, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #28

    the only way IMO that we will have bid £9.5m for Giroud is if another of our strikers, Demba probably, is subject to a bid from another club

  • redondo77

    May 15, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #29

    Beatie, thx for the link

    Beatie & shanghai, Jonas as DM = Fernando Carlos Redondo?
    He was the best DM ever, dribbling skill like Ginola, love to go forward. Remember what Redondo did to MU?

  • nden85

    May 15, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #30

    anyone else like to see us go for matt jarvis? 8 goals and 6 assists for the worst team in the league.

  • toonincheek

    May 15, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #31

    Jonas is suffering a bit from all the miles he does
    on the pitch, hardly ever being substituted.

    Don’t judge him by the last few games – he seemed
    reinvigorated for a few games after his role change.

    Give him pre-season, a fresher set of legs, and see
    how he does.

  • Londtoon

    May 15, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #32

    Beattie I like the sound of us as stealth masters. I hope it sticks ha!

  • Nick 69

    May 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #33

    spitfire – its just over £12mil now for 5th palce, its pretty much the same as it has been for a few years now, a lot of media round the figure to 800k per position instead of the exact amount which works out a 5th being just under £13mill

  • Cool Hand Luke

    May 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #34

    Beattie, i agree, Pardews a shrewd cat, the chances of him spilling the beans for someone to take all the scouting work we have done and hijack the deal is unlikely. My guess is that this deal is done

  • Nick 69

    May 15, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #35

    Matt Jarvis will be over priced, as ALL English players are

  • Klatoon

    May 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #36

    I agree, next season Jonas has to be a bit-part player for us just filling in all over the park every now and then. Unless AP decides 433 as our default formation, because he shines in that formation but he’s nolonger a LW.

  • nden85

    May 15, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #37

    we might end up without a single english player in our first team next season, which would be odd considering that’s what pardew fell out with arsne wenger about when he was at west ham

  • Beattie25

    May 15, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #38

    Does anyone else get really annoyed at press quotes?

    If someone said to me how many burgers can you eat in one sitting I’d say ‘2 or 3’. That wouldn’t be the exact amount it’s just another option to several or a few.

    Pards has said we will look to get 2 or 3 players and every journo is taking that for gospel as the amount of players he will sign.

    Get youfingers out you lazy over paid goons.

    If he only signs 2 or 3 I’ll be amazed. I feel sorry for anyone who has to give an interview when every word is magnified so much!

  • catchy in norway

    May 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #39

    toonincheek // May 15, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    its not just this season he has been just a runner for us, as a team we still most of our football down the left, and yet barton created more than him the season before and this season HBA has played half the amount of games and scored more and has more assists

    jonas was my fav player , but when he and obertan played togater on l and r wings, not many crosses came in,

    we can buy loads of players that run and run, but what we need is players that run and offer something to the team, his main controbution now is helping out at left back,,, we had only a plus 5 goal diff, and i think he should have created and scored more himself

  • catchy in norway

    May 15, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #40

    Klatoon // May 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    i think that guthrie would have been a better choice in the middle, not jonas, or maybe even this young abeid


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