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noun Radio and Television.
the hours, generally between 8 and 11 p.m., usually having the largest audience of the day.
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Origin of prime time

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for prime time

prime time

noun
the peak viewing time on television, for which advertising rates are the highest
adjective primetime
occurring during or designed for prime timea primetime drama
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