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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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Representatives from both MLB and FOX Sports say that the details are still being worked out and that a definitive policy on the prime-time games is forthcoming as the first prime-time game on Saturday, May 22nd approaches.
In 1980, the Harvard Alcohol Project convinced the writers of more than 160 prime-time episodes to introduce the new concept of the "designated driver.
Upside: Steven (Jack Coleman) is the first bisexual on a prime-time drama.
Exacerbating the issue is the fact that CNN has several times passed over its own qualified African American journalists for prime-time posts in favor of whites who possess celebrity (Piers Morgan) or infamy (Spitzer).
Prime Time Rewind provides a single site where viewers are never more than one click away from their favorite prime-time television programs, regardless of network or genre.
Prime-time viewers, however, haven't fallen in love with Stewart's Donald Trump knock-off, ``The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.
Logistics Assignment from General Electric Puts Pacer on the Gridiron for 20 Prime-Time Games
Rowling have helped boost ratings because they have started on NBC's prime-time ``Dateline'' and teased viewers into the ``Today'' show the following morning.
NEW YORK -- The INHD Network, a leader in hi-definition programming, announces the launch of MOJO, an exciting block of original prime-time series developed specifically for today's discerning hi-definition viewing audience.
Although many of those hours repeat the three- hour, early-morning live stage coverage, it's all capped with the Al Trautwig-hosted, prime-time wrapup that drew rave reviews a year ago.
Among DVR owners surveyed, 61% of their prime-time viewing was done live, whereas programs were recorded and viewed later 39% of the time.