The Economics Of Friends…A Decade Later

September 13, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

It’s been a decade since Friends was on the air yet the show remains popular. Arienne Thompson looked at just how popular:

  • Warner Brothers, the studio behind Friends, continues to syndicate the show around the world – and earns $1 billion a year doing so.
  • Each of the six main characters get royalties of 2% a year from that syndication revenue.
  • All in all that’s $20 million a year each for Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.

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