'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' with Cedric the Entertainer Grows Year to Year

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September 24th, 2013


via press release:

“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” with Cedric the Entertainer Grows Year to Year Across Key Nielsen Measures, Including Homes, Viewers, AD25-54 and W25-54


“Millionaire” is Up from its Week-Earlier Season Premiere by 5% in Total Viewers


“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”

Based on National ratings for the week of September 9, 2013, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” with new host Cedric the Entertainer, grew across the board from the same week last year (w/o 9/10/12):  Households (+5% - 2.1 rating vs. 2.0 rating), Total Viewers (+11% - 2.893 million vs. 2.615 million), Adults 25-54 (+33% - 0.8 rating vs. 0.6 rating) and Women 25-54 (+13% - 0.9 rating vs. 0.8 rating).


  • “Millionaire” retained 100% of its week-earlier premiere week delivery (w/o 9/2/13) in Households (2.1 rating) and gained 5% in Total Viewers (2.893 million vs. 2.766 million).


“Millionaire” is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Rich Sirop is the executive producer. “Millionaire” is taped at Metropolis Studios (106 & Park) in New York City.  Visit “Millionaire’s” website at: http://www.millionairetv.com.

  • The Cool Max

    Not the same without Merideth.

  • platypus Perry

    cedric is not a good fit for Millionaire. He is good for a comedy type show but ruins the whole Millionaire vibe for me!!!

  • Doug

    Clearly they’re trying to copy the ratings success of Family Feud, but Cedric is not a good choice as host.

  • Charles

    The new host of millionaire sucks. Surely there’s a better choice. If not, I won’t be watching anymore.

  • Croq

    Not a huge fan of Cedric as host. I much preferred Meredith.

    I have to wonder if the reason for the bump in numbers is that they have been airing all new episodes during both half-hours the first few weeks?

  • Nick

    Regis was Millionaire, and then Meredith was Millionaire. Cedric is not Millionaire.

  • Jill

    Cannot stand Cedric!!!!

  • Bob Wright

    He mumbles while chewing his toothpick, he should be replaced.

  • JJ

    Get a clue ABC!! Viewers are not loving the new host and are looking for other shows to watch. Bad choice! Come on, surely you can do better than this!

  • p runnals

    now i’ve heard everything he just gave the women the answer

  • s jackson

    I know I could not believe what I heard. She was going to go for another answer when he stopped her and started giving her hints for the right answer.

  • c metcalf

    Where did you find this jerk. I will no longer be watching Millionaire. It used to be the only daytime show I watched, but now it has been ruined.

  • Reverend Jim

    Cedrick the Bloviator? You can’t be serious! You’ve even dumbed down the questions. Bring back Meredeth!

  • Mary MASH KlingFan

    Hi everyone,

    I really like Millionaire. It is my favorite game show. I still like the show even with the new host. He is pleasant and cheerful.

  • Paujos

    It took me a little while to get used to him, but I really like him now! Like all new things, it just takes awhile to adapt. I am a creature of habit, but like all habits, I adjust easily to new ones. I just want his hat back–that’s part of his whole persona!!

  • Anonymous

    I have watched Millionaire with Cedric a lot though do not like it at all. I find that I do not want to watch it.

  • Sue

    We are Millionaire junkies…always watch during lunch, but we are finding watching with Cedric EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE. Cannot stand his jargon and his hat and suit are a turnoff. PLEASE find a more suitable host!

  • Laurie

    I think the show sucks now! I don’t think he is funny nor does he show any kind of intelligence. What’s up with the hat. Steve Harvey would of been a better choice. At least he is known in the industry more than this loser.

  • Suzan

    Have been fans for years….no longer though. There is no warmth, host seems insincere and not funny, contestants are not the same (no variation in age or any other demographic). There is no joy on the show it all seems contrived. Sad…

  • DeeSG

    I’ve been giving Millionaire chance after chance with Cedric as the host but I just can’t get into it. I really love him as a comedian and actor but this is NOT a good match. I wish him MUCH success, he’s very talented but they are going to HAVE to find another host for Millionaire. Maybe Alphonso Riberio. He’s going great on that 21 show.

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