The syndication fee per episode of Family Guy is $2 million. Fox, TBS, Cartoon Network, and 20 channels owned by Tribune Broadcasting all air reruns, and the estimated total revenue from syndication fees is $400 million.

Family Guy's first DVD set sold 2.5 million copies, and total DVD sales to date have brought in almost $400 million. DVD sales from the special Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story rang in almost $80 million.

The rate for a 30-second prime-time ad spot is $200,000. Family Guy's total estimated ad revenue equals at least $500 million. The advertising revenue from the spinoff show American Dad adds as much as $300 million more.

The Family Guy empire has created and sold a heavy load of cellphone candy. The number of ring tones, voice tones, wallpaper and games sold for cell phones adds up to at least 2.3 million.

More than 500 Family Guy-related items have been licensed to 10,000 stores, including Target, Wal-Mart, and Kmart. The total merchandise and licensing revenue: At least $200 million.

Fast Company

Breaking Down Family Guy's Billions

Fox execs decline to put a hard figure on the value of the Family Guy Empire. But our calculations show MacFarlane's properties have generated almost $2 billion. No wonder he scored a record-setting contract.

The syndication fee per episode of Family Guy is $2 million. Fox, TBS, Cartoon Network, and 20 channels owned by Tribune Broadcasting all air reruns, and the estimated total revenue from syndication fees is $400 million.

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