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prime time
▪ Blimey, the schedules must be crammed with quality home-grown shows to keep such a peach out of prime time.
▪ Grot-bag Jo Brand will never be prime time, no matter how much lipstick she wears.
▪ So why don't you both get off prime time telly immediately and make way for the new generation?
▪ The concluding town hall meeting will be broadcast in prime time.
▪ Under no circumstances, however, should the Dole campaign let Buchanan speak during prime time at the Republican Convention.
▪ We know when the weather turns warm, prime time goes cold.
▪ What a sweet deal that is-the stars get to look caring in exchange for prime time product placement.
prime time

a. (context television radio English) Showing during prime time. alt. 1 (context obsolete English) spring. 2 (context obsolete English) A new period or time of youthfulness; the beginning of something. 3 (context television radio English) The block of programming on television during the middle of the evening, usually between 19:00 and 23:00 n. 1 (context obsolete English) spring. 2 (context obsolete English) A new period or time of youthfulness; the beginning of something. 3 (context television radio English) The block of programming on television during the middle of the evening, usually between 19:00 and 23:00

prime time

n. the hours between 7 and 11 p.m. when the largest tv audience is available

Prime Time

Prime Time is a current affairs programme airing on RTÉ One on Monday (22.30) and Tuesday and Thursday nights (following the RTÉ Nine O'Clock News).

First broadcast on RTÉ One in 1992, Miriam O'Callaghan has been its main presenter for over fifteen years. O'Callaghan's fellow presenter David McCullagh, a former political correspondent with RTÉ News. Only one show per week is broadcast during the summer months. In January 2013, The Frontline's format and presenter were subsumed into Prime Time as part of a re-branding exercise at RTÉ News and Current Affairs. Pat Kenny soon left RTÉ. Later the Monday slot which had been 'The Frontline' was again split from Prime Time, Claire Byrne left to present the newly branded 'Claire Byrne Live' programme in the slot.

Prime Time (TV series)

Prime Time is an Australian television series produced by Crawford Productions for the Nine Network in 1986.

The series was set at a fictional television station, Channel 5, and dealt with the behind-the-scenes goings-on on the set of a current affairs series called "Assignment".

Prime Time was the last ever Australian soap produced with exterior location scenes shot on film and interior scenes shot on videotape. The series was not a popular success and was axed after sixty episodes.

The cast included:

  • Chris Orchard - David Lockhart
  • Anthony Hawkins - Harry Jones
  • Nina Landis - Kate Macarthur
  • Peter Kowitz - Jim Donnegan
  • David Whitney - Stephen Lockhart
  • Julianne White - Diana Fields
  • Peter Whitford - Charles Garrett
  • Gary Sweet - Craig Lawrence
  • Sonja Tallis - Georgina Jones
  • Tottie Goldsmith - Jamie
  • Katrina Foster - Jocelyn Cole
  • Ben Mendelsohn - Bart Jones
  • John Hannan - John Balenko
  • Jane Hall - Sandy Lockhart
  • Kathy Caswell - Carol Foster
  • Antonia Murphy - Kylie Garrett
Prime time (disambiguation)

Prime time is the block of television programming during the middle of the evening.

Prime Time may also refer to:

Prime Time (radio program)

Prime Time was a Canadian radio series, which aired on CBC Radio in the 1980s and 1990s. The program aired weeknights at 8:05 p.m.

Prime Time (novel)

Prime Time is a BBC Books original novel written by Mike Tucker and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor and Ace.

Prime Time (FireHouse album)

Prime Time is the seventh studio album of the rock band FireHouse. It was released in 2003 by Pony Canyon in Japan, and in 2004 in the United States.

Prime Time (Don McLean album)

Prime Time is an album by American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released in December 1977.

Prime Time (Count Basie album)

Prime Time is a 1977 studio album by Count Basie.

At the 20th Grammy Awards, Count Basie won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band for Prime Time.

Prime Time (Canadian TV series)

Prime Time is a Canadian current affairs television series which aired on CBC Television from 1974 to 1975.

Prime Time (Deion Sanders album)

Prime Time is the debut album by National Football League Hall of Famer and Major League Baseball star, Deion Sanders. It was released on December 27, 1994 by Capitol Records via Hammer's label, Bust It Records. Despite universally negative reviews, the album managed to make it to #70 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #14 on the Top Heatseekers. One single was released titled "Must Be the Money", but it failed to make it to the charts. On February 18, 1995, during the twentieth season of Saturday Night Live, Sanders performed a medley of songs, including "Must Be the Money" and "Heidi Heidi Hey" as the show's host, despite Bon Jovi being the episode musical guest.

Usage examples of "prime time".

Forget their requests, and hightail it back to the prime time line.

One of the networks ran a documentary on Vornan-19 that evening, preempting an hour of prime time usually taken up by one of the kaleidoscope shows.

With vast segments of the Arab and Islamic worlds watch ing in prime time.

But, if you hang about to have a snuggle on Prime time, I'll blast the pair of you so hard where it'll hurt, you'll neither of you want to sleep together for a month.