CBS Chief Nina Tassler: ‘We Had an Amazing Year’

Praises revamps of “Two and a Half Men” and “CSI”

CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said the network has had an "amazing" and "phenomenal" year, and that holding onto the top spot on network television is in some ways even harder than earning it.

Tassler spoke Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Her assessment stood in contrast to NBC chief Bob Greenblatt's assessment of his fourth place network — he bluntly told critics on Friday, "We had a really bad fall."

Among CBS's successes this season, as enumerated by Tassler: It remains the top network in total viewers, it leads in the crucial 18-49 demographic, it successfully recast the leads of "Two and a Half Men" and "CSI," and had a new hit with "Two Broke Girls."

"We had an amazing year. We had a phenomenal year," Tassler said. "We are very proud of the success this year."

The if-it-ain't broke network is introducing only one new show for midseason, the Rob Schneider sitcom "Rob."

More to come….