They should have just handed the check to Rupert.
My guess is that they held off giving details about Survivor Someplace Else #9 so there would be one reason, at least, for people to watch next week.
Other possible reasons: Maybe Ethan Z or Rob C fans want to hear at least one syllable from their fave.
Speaking of Rob C, I think HE should get the million dollars. After all, he has that reputation for being the best.