Simple Definition of prime time
: the time in the evening when the largest number of people are watching television
: the television shows that are on during prime time
: the highest or most difficult level of use
Full Definition of prime time
1 : the time period when the television or radio audience is the largest; also : television shows shown in prime time
2 : the choicest or busiest time
3 : big time 2 <a pitcher not yet ready for prime time>
Examples of prime time in a sentence
The program is being shown during prime time.
He's the best actor in prime time.
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