Ratings: CBS’ Christmas-Tree Lighting Draws 1.5 Million Fewer Viewers Than NBC’s Rockefeller Center Event

But 4.5 million sets of eyeballs for network’s first-ever ”National Christmas Tree Lighting“ ain’t bad

CBS’s first-ever broadcast of the “National Christmas Tree Lighting” drew 4.5 million viewers and a 0.6 rating among adults in the 18-49 demographic on Sunday, according to early Nielsen data.

The hourlong telecast featuring President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden lighting the D.C. tree, which aired from 8:30-9:30 p.m., was 1.5 million viewers shy of what NBC’s annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” garnered last week.

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Jennifer Maas

TV Reporter • jennifer.maas@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jmaasaronson