As you'll soon see, this edition of "What people are talking about this week" is more like "What people are talking about today," because there are a lot of great things being discussed today. Let's get to it.
The NFL draft
The first round of the NFL draft happened last night, and today people are searching for information about it, a lot. So much so that at the time we took the screenshot below eleven out of the first twelve Google Trends spots were dedicated to it, and it had most of the real estate on the page:
Complementing the discussion of who was picked is stats on how the NFL draft show fared. It did well, getting a Nielsen rating of 4.8, and doing better than last year. Its fortunes may have been to the detriment of some other shows, however. Not a great thing for those shows when networks are currently choosing which ones will be renewed and which will not be renewed.
30 Rock Live
Getting live television right takes work. It's easier for scripted shows like newscasts, because they have a teleprompter, though even they mess up from time to time (and I know from experience that it's cringe-worthy when it happens). The stakes are even higher when you're a popular comedy series on a national network. A mess up will be all anybody remembers the next day. But last night 30 Rock pulled it off, doing two live performances last night with only one flubbed line.
The show-within-a-show that is the series' premise made fun of the concept of a live episode, in that anything can happen - and it did when Paul McCartney came through the set in the first episode and Kim Kardashian did the same in the second. Otherwise, things more or less went as expected. You know, if you think about it, rehearsing and acting on a live episode of a TV show is not that much different from a Broadway show, and those are typically much longer.
Space Shuttle Enterprise
All things must go to their final resting place in the end. This is just as true with the space shuttles as with anything else. They're no longer flying, but you can still see them, up close and personal. This morning the Space Shuttle Enterprise took its final journey to New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, hopping aboard a 747 Space Shuttle Carrier and making the rounds in NYC airspace before landing. Previously it was temporarily displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udar-Hazy Center.
That's it for this week, folks. We'll be back next week with a look at events coming up in May, a very special celebration, and more!