Revealed: How many millions Sunderland and Newcastle made in TV and prize money

Rafa Benitez and Sam Allardyce
Rafa Benitez and Sam Allardyce

Newcastle United made more money from the Premier League than Sunderland last season – despite finishing a place below them in the table.

The Magpies raked in £72.8million even though they were relegated after a disatrous campaign on the pitch.

Newcastle finished in 18th place in the table, one spot below rivals Sunderland, who picked up £71.8million in TV revenue and merit payments based on their Premier League placing.

For the Magpies, it represents a £5m drop in revenue on last season, but Sunderland have made £2m more than in 2014/15.

Champions Leicester City made £93m but runners-up Arsenal topped the £100m barrier.

In a statement on their website, accompanied by a table showing the breakdown of the figures, the Premier League said: “The Premier League has announced the value of the central income payments made to its clubs in the 2015/16 season.

“The revenue distributed to clubs includes income generated from the sale of central broadcasting rights (UK and international) and other central commercial rights.

“The mechanism for distributing this revenue is the most equitable of Europe’s major football leagues and is based on the Premier League Founder Members’ Agreement, the contract signed by the initial clubs that formed the League in 1992.”

Each club received £21,924,800 as their equal share of the UK broadcast revenue, while Newcastle received £13,269,620 in ‘facility fees’ based on the number of times their games were shown live on TV.

Newcastle were shown live 16 times, compared to 11 times for Sunderland, who took home £11,025,854 in facility fees as a result.

Sunderland received £4,969,620 in prize money for finishing 17th, with Newcastle pocketing £3,727,215 after ending the season in the final relegation spot.

And each of the 20 Premier League clubs received an equal share of the international broadcast revenue (£29,415,848), and central commercial revenue (4,509,152).

Newcastle’s relegation will see them miss out on the new bumper TV deal next season, which is set to be worth at least £100m for the team finishing bottom.

The Magpies, who posted huge profits in their latest accounts, will need to rely on parachute payments from the Premier league next season, the first of which is understood to be worth £40m.