prime time

noun Radio and Television.

the hours, generally between 8 and 11 p.m., usually having the largest audience of the day.

Origin of prime time

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for prime time

prime time


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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