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(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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The aforementioned content analysis conducted in May 2013 included 224 hours of primetime television programming aired on broadcast networks, NBC and CBS, and cable networks, A&E and USA.
Modeled after Nike's "Just do it," Farley says this campaign is about more than just primetime television advertising and billboards--"20% of the people that are watching primetime TV are either drunk or asleep," Farley jokes--it's about building a relationship with folks who would rather just forget about Ford altogether.
Young viewers will just know him as the host of Strictly Come Dancing, unaware of his varied career in showbiz over the past 66 years, 50 of which have been spent in primetime television.
With superb writing, spearheaded by Rhimes, and a multicultural cast, Grey's Anatomy offers viewers a different dose of primetime television.
PRIMETIME TELEVISION HAS ALWAYS HAD A COUPLE slots for cops and robbers, but now the robbers are trying to steal the show.
The advertising spots, produced in partnership with Soho Square and OgilvyOne Worldwide, will debut on primetime television beginning at 20:00 ET on Thursday, 21 September.
CILLA Black today said her return to primetime television tomorrow night was like "going home".
The award ceremony is televised nationally on primetime television.
She's also something of a history maker, the first real voodoo priestess to star on primetime television.
If a character in a primetime television drama says "fuck" (which violates no commandment) the phone lines hum within minutes.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it will ask network and cable TV companies to ban beer and wine ads from primetime television and will seek to eliminate all ads that feature "mascots, celebrities or sports figures promoting alcohol products.
A content analysis of twenty-eight different primetime television situation comedies examined the body weights of fifty-two central female characters (88% White, 10% Black, 2% Asian), the verbal comments they received from other characters as a function of body weight, and their self-comments with respect to their own body weight, shape and dieting behaviors.