The Simpsons might be the most profitable TV show of all time. Not only is The Simpsons a marketing machine with products running from DVD sales to clothes to hit video games, but it also remains a huge hit. According to Ad Age, the cost of a 30-second commercial during The Simpsons is $286,131.
Yet the greatest value of The Simpsons lies ahead. As Eric describes in the video, a deal struck nearly two decades ago has prevented The Simpsons from selling its syndication rights to cable.