Even if the team didnít reach dizzy heights on the field in winning this seasonís Premier League, off the field Manchester United performed with a lot more ťlan, receiving £60.4 million in total broadcast revenue.
Twenty six of Unitedís 38 matches were televised this season. Northwest rivals Liverpool, still Englandís most successful team with five Champions Leagues, had a hugely disappointing sixth-place finish for 2011/2012 yet still netted the second highest amount of facility fees as 23 of its matches were shown on British TV.
The 22 live TV appearances from Premier League 2010-2011 by league runners up Chelsea helped secure the club a total of £57.7 million, placing them second on this seasonís list Ė a position they have held for two consecutive years, despite winning last seasonís championship. Manchester United tipped the London club to the post in terms of broadcast revenue in 2009-2010, then pocketing £53 million.
By stark contrast Blackpool, whose taste of Premiership football only lasted the 2010-2011 season, received the lowest broadcast payment of 39.08 million GBP ($63.2 million). The club was relegated from the League on the nail biting last day of the season, finishing in 19th position.
Each of the leagueís 20 clubs had at least ten matches televised live across the UK through the season.
The income sharing agreement sees 50% of the money earned from UK TV rights distributed equally between the 20 Premiership clubs, while 25% is dished out according to each clubís final standing in the league. The remaining quarter is split according to the number of matches that are televised in the UK.
"We believe that our income distribution mechanism, the most equitable of Europe's major football leagues, rewards sporting success while also guaranteeing a significant amount of broadcast revenue to each club in order that they can plan from one season to the next," said Richard Scudamore, Premier League chief executive.
A payment of £17.9 million was also received by each club from international broadcast rights. International TV revenue distributed equally among the 20 clubs, following a new three year deal which came into effect in 2010-2011.
ďMany have commented on the competitive nature of this seasonís Barclays Premier League,Ē added Mr Scudamore. ďThe clubs deserve huge credit for putting on a fantastic competition. We believe the way we distribute broadcast income plays a part in allowing each club to compete at the highest level.Ē