Millionaire was borderline cancelled/renewed this past season, averaging high 1's in the household rating and rarely a 2.0 with host Terry Crews. Cedric dropped to low 2's in 2013-14 while Meredith's numbers held steady in the mid and upper 2's throughout the Shuffle format era (2010-13 with Meredith as host; 2010-15 total for Shuffle format era).
My predictions for Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? this coming season, its fourteenth in syndication, are as follows:
Chris Harrison will be the best host since Meredith. The new format, more like the original format brought back, will be loved in addition with the return of the 50/50 lifeline. However, ratings will not have a drastic rise. Millionaire will hit a 2.0 household rating again and will get another season after the current. Millionaire will not hit anymore of the lows that it has been hitting the past couple of years.
Who knows how excited the Millionaire crew is with Chris Harrison coming on board. The Millionaire website still has Terry on the cover page. Although Millionaire still has summer reruns with Terry, they could really promote their new host.
Will you continue to watch Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? this Fall, or will you return to the series if you took years off from watching?