Norwich City earn £64.5m in Premier League broadcast payments for 2013/14
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Norwich City earned £64.5m in commercial broadcast payments for the 2013/14 Premier League season, an 18% increase on the previous campaign, according to official figures released on Wednesday.
City’s relegation to the Football League was confirmed last weekend after losing 2-0 to Arsenal at Carrow Road, and the scale of the financial cost moving forward was underlined by the publication of figures for the first completed season of the new £5.5billion broadcast deal signed by the Premier League last summer covering domestic and overseas television rights.
Norwich were ranked 18th in total broadcast revenue, in line with their final finishing position on the pitch, with only relegated rivals Cardiff and Fulham earning less. City earned £46m in broadcast revenue 12 months ago and £45.6m in 2012.
All Premier League clubs earned an equal membership share of £21.6m, along with equal shares of £26.2m in overseas television money and £4.2m from a central commercial pot. The rest of City’s cut was drawn from £3.7m in merit payments, for their final finishing position, and £8.6m in a facilities fee from domestic television coverage.
Cardiff still banked more from finishing bottom of the Premier League this past season than Manchester United earned as champions the previous campaign. The Bluebirds received £62.08million, compared to United’s £60.8m for winning the 2012/13 title.
Manchester City, who succeeded United as champions on Sunday with a second title in three years, earned £96.5m, with second-placed Liverpool the top earners with £97.5m as a consequence of more of their games being screened live by broadcasters. City’s windfall was almost £36m more than United’s last term.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men did not top the league, though, as they appeared in 25 games broadcast in the UK by either Sky Sports or BT Sport, compared to Liverpool’s 28.
Third-placed Chelsea, United and Arsenal also appeared in 25 live televised games and Cardiff were one of eight teams to appear in 10 live matches.
The Welshmen, who returned to the Championship after one season in the top-flight, received over £22m more than QPR did in finishing last in the 2012/13 season.
The Canaries appeared on live television ten times last season, helped by a late season run which saw three consecutive matches against Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea broadcast.
• Premier League payments, 2013/14
1 Liverpool £97,544,336
2 Man City £96,578,329
3 Chelsea £94,106,163
4 Arsenal £92,870,080
5 Tottenham £89,663,884
6 Manchester United £89,161,831
7 Everton £85,027,727
8 Newcastle £77,379,252
9 Southampton £76,915,298
10 Stoke £75,679,215
11 Swansea £74,173,056
12 West Ham £73,671,003
13 Crystal Palace £73,207,049
14 Aston Villa £72,666,897
15 Sunderland £71,700,890
16 Hull £67,026,634
17 West Brom £65,790,551
18 Norwich £64,554,468
19 Fulham £63,318,385
20 Cardiff £62,082,302