• 10.24.08

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.