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prime time

(From TV programming) Normal high-usage hours on a time-sharing system; the day shift. Avoidance of prime time was traditionally given as a major reason for night mode hacking. The rise of the personal workstation has rendered this term, along with time-sharing itself, almost obsolete. The hackish tendency to late-night hacking runs has changed not a bit.
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Prime Time is one of a number of new occupiers at 21 Bennetts Hill this year let by Jones Lang LaSalle including People Line, SLC Rail and Voluntas.
Getting feedback from clients on the policy has proved to be very beneficial, allowing us to tailor Prime Time to fill the void in the market.
RTE chiefs decided not to look outside the station for the Prime Time role, but had decided it needed to be a man.
We're extremely pleased that Prime Time, and their founder and managing director David Gallagher, who is a regular and welcome visitor to Lockwood Park, have agreed to another 12-month deal here at Huddersfield," said manager and first team regular Hamish Pratt.
In a more persuasive moment, the Prime Time authors suggest that television, "the onetime servant of the status quo[ldots] now fosters populist suspicions of traditional mores and institutions.
A regression of each network's prime time ratings [Nielsen Media Research, 1997] from 197879 through 1996-97 against a time trend (YEAR) and a binary variable (FOX) (equal to 1 since the 1990-91 season) produced the following results:
A Planned Parenthood survey found that, of 30,000 depictions of or references to sexual intercourse in one year of prime time TV, those between unmarried people outnumbered the married by 13 to 1.
RTE will be setting up a new investigations unit soon to replace the Prime Time Investigates team.
And these morning shows are promoted most in prime time, so the evening programs with the highest ratings will bring in more viewers the following morning.
The ceremony took place in Northamptonshire, where he first established Prime Time Recruitment.
5%) of all African American characters appearing in prime time are featured on seven predominantly black sitcoms, which aired on Mondays and Fridays during the fall 1999 season.