'CSI' An Underdog?
The cause of her angst is
While Tassler knows that two hit shows can co-exist -- see
Still, "CSI" drew an average audience of 25.2 million viewers a week last year, more than 5 million better than "Grey's Anatomy," which averaged a little under 19.9 million. The hospital drama did perform slightly better in the key adults 18-49 demographic, drawing an 8.7 rating for the season to "CSI's" 8.2.
Such figures caused some critics to wonder whether the "underdog" label really fits "CSI." Tassler admits she doesn't expect her show to fall to second place, but, she repeats, "We do expect to be dinged."