Definition of Prime time

1. Noun. The hours between 7 and 11 p.m. when the largest tv audience is available.

Generic synonyms: Clock Time, Time

Definition of Prime time

1. Noun. (obsolete) Spring. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A new period or time of youthfulness; the beginning of something. ¹

3. Noun. (television radio) The block of programming on television during the middle of the evening, usually between 19:00 and 23:00 ¹

4. Adjective. (television radio) Showing during prime time. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prime Time

prime formula
prime implicant
prime implicants
prime interest rate
prime meridian
prime minister
prime ministerial
prime ministers
prime ministership
prime mover
prime movers
prime number
prime numbers
prime of life
prime quantity
prime time (current term)
primer coat

Literary usage of Prime time

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1. Youth & Drugs: Society's Mixed Messages edited by Hank Resnik (1994)
"Futch and others (1984) observed it on 12 of the 15 "most popular prime-time programs." They found an average of 2.2 drinking scenes and 5.3 verbal ..."

2. Strengthening America's Families: Promising Parenting Strategies for by Karole L. Kumpfer (1993)
"Program Origin: prime time, an in-home family strengthening program, was developed by The House Next Door in Deland, Florida, with funding from the Office ..."

3. Copyright Licensing Regimes Covering Retransmissioon of Broadcast Signals edited by Howard Coble (2001)
"Broadcasters have been forced to go to court against one of the satellite carriers, prime time 24, which has completely ignored the legal standards ..."

4. Disciplined for Life: Steps to Spiritual Strength by John Loftness, C. J. Mahaney (1992)
"The problem is that prime time television viewing conflicts with the prime time for Christians to cultivate the habits of holiness. ..."

5. The Works of George Peele by George Peele (1888)
"... cf. a song in Robert Jones' A fuses' Garden of Delights, 1610— " For hopes revealed may thy hopes prolong, Or cut them off in prime time of desire. ..."

6. Re-Visioning Television: Policy, Strategy and Models for the Sustainable by Adrian Hadland, Mike Aldridge, Joshua Ogada (2007)
"prime time is from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm daily. Off-peak or standard time is from 11.00 pm to 6.00 pm daily. The broadcast fee charged by the channel depends ..."

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