Shocking "Bachelor" Finale Leaves Some Asking If the Show Went Too Far

March 6, 2018
Updated 4mo ago

Bachelor Nation is in full-on crisis mode after the shocking season finale. Us Weekly's Emily Longeretta joins Cheddar to discuss why some fans are saying ABC went too far with its latest twist. The last episode saw Arie Luyendyk Jr. propose to--and then break up with--fiancee Becca Kufrin so he could rekindle his relationship with runner-up Lauren Burnham.

It's been a rocky year for TV's premiere reality show franchise. Allegations of sexual assault and poor ratings have put a stain on the once untouchable series. Longeretta thinks strong casting for next season's "The Bachelorette" could right the ship.

In other ratings news, The Oscars ratings hit an all-time low at the 90th Academy Awards. Longeretta says a combination of politicization, long run times, and small movies led to the drop in viewership. She reveals what ABC can do moving forward to turn things around for Hollywood's biggest night.