Definition of prime time in English:

prime time

Syllabification: prime time


  • The regularly occurring time at which a television or radio audience is expected to be greatest, typically the hours between 8 and 11 p.m.: the Olympics dominated 59% of prime time
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    • The study, carried out by Leicester University, found that alcohol appears every eight minutes in prime-time television soaps.
    • But those seeking a shift to higher-quality programming on prime-time television are likely to be disappointed.
    • Lots of other reporters were arriving at this early hour for their prime-time spots.

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