Stephen M. Silverman
April 10, 2002 12:22 PM

This time, they really, really didn’t like Sally Field, 55. ABC announced the yanking of the double-Oscar-winning actress’s Supreme Court drama, “The Court,” on Tuesday, the same day that CBS pulled its reality series about fighter pilots, “AFP: American Fighter Pilot.” The Field show had three airings. The pilot show had only two, reports the Associated Press. Overall, this has not been a good week for midseason replacements. ABC also shut down its critically panned inside look at TV (with one of the worst titles ever), “Wednesday 9:30 (8:30 Central).” That one lasted two weeks. Fox, meanwhile, has given the hook to “American Embassy,” which joins the graveyard of failed midseason shows that also include ABC’s “The Chair,” Fox’s similarly themed “The Chamber” and the WB’s “My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star.” (The WB, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner.) On the bright side, notes the AP, a midseason show that has done unexpectedly well is CBS’s Monday night sitcom about a talking infant, “Baby Bob,” whose scheduling proximity to “Everybody Loves Raymond” surely couldn’t hurt. As for the Top 10 primetime programs for the week of April 1-7, the Nielsen ratings winners were as follows:

1. “ER,” NBC, 19.2 million homes
2. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” CBS, 17 million homes
3. “NCAA Basketball Championship: Indiana vs. Maryland,” CBS, 15.8 million homes
4. “Friends,” NBC, 15.5 million homes
5. “Law and Order,” NBC, 13.5 million homes
6. “Survivor: Marquesas,” CBS, 12.8 million homes
7. “The West Wing,” NBC, 12 million homes
8. “Prelude to a Championship,” CBS, 11.6 million homes
9. “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC, 11.4 million homes
10. (tie) “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11 million homes
10. (tie) “Will & Grace,” NBC, 11 million homes

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