air·​date | \ -ˌdāt \

Definition of airdate

: the scheduled date of a broadcast

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For the month leading up to the airdate, extensive teasers from the show were released online, giving the whole world a look at the runway without the network's quick cuts and interview outtakes. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Had Its Lowest Ratings Ever," 3 Dec. 2018 The time between the show’s taping and airdate may have also contributed to the public’s loss of interest. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Had Its Lowest Ratings Ever," 3 Dec. 2018 Over the longer term, the network is expected to develop a new 11:30 p.m. program, but no format or airdate has been announced. New York Times, "Comedy Central Cancels ‘The Opposition With Jordan Klepper’," 15 June 2018 Episodes will be added to Hulu the day after their original airdate. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hulu Lands Streaming Rights to 'Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter' Roundtable Series," 13 Feb. 2018 The fourth season of FX's American Crime Story will focus on the affair between Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, though there's no airdate confirmed for that run yet. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "A TV Show About Bill Clinton's Impeachment Is Coming," 14 Sep. 2017 There's no word on an airdate for True Detective Season 3 yet, but the second half of 2018 feels about right. Tom Philip, GQ, "True Detective Season 3 Is Officially Happening," 1 Sep. 2017 Following the G1 Special, AXS TV will continue to showcase NJPW events closer to their original airdate during its Friday night series, starting with the Best of the Super Juniors and the G1 Climax 27 tournament. Posted By Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "WWE alum Jim Ross to call NJPW’s first U.S. event live on AXS TV," 21 June 2017 Generally, episodes of hit shows are released online only after their primetime airdate. Jenna Wortham, WIRED, "Fox to Stream Sarah Connor, Fringe for College Crowd," 25 Aug. 2008

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First Known Use of airdate

1950, in the meaning defined above

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