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Armenian TV channel based in Glendale, California. Bosnian TV channel based in Chicago. International sports channel based in Stamford, Connecticut. German TV channel based in Marietta, Georgia. This reference work is an authoritative chronicle of prime time television programming on 20 major cable networks: These 20 represent the mass-oriented cable networks that have been most involved in airing original programming. Read more Read less.

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. In Argentina , prime time is considered to be from 8. In Chile , prime time is considered to be from In North America , television networks feed their prime time programming in two blocks: Affiliates in the Mountain , Alaskan , and Hawaiian zones are either on their own to delay broadcast by an hour or two, or collectively form a small, regional network feed with others in the same time zone.

Prime time is commonly defined as 8: On Sundays, the major broadcast television networks traditionally begin their primetime programming at 7: Most networks air primetime programming nightly, but the smaller MyNetworkTV only broadcasts prime time programs on weekdays since , and The CW only broadcasts on weekdays and Sundays as of , leaving weekends to their affiliates. Since the early s, the major networks have come to consider Saturday prime time as a graveyard slot , and have largely abandoned scheduling of new scripted programming on that night.

The major networks still maintain a prime time programming schedule on Saturdays; while live sporting events most commonly college football in the United States and ice hockey in Canada are generally preferred to fill the time slot, they typically air encores of programs aired earlier in the week, films, non-scripted reality programs, true crime programs produced by their news divisions and, occasionally, burned off episodes of low-rated or cancelled series.

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Prime time can be extended or truncated if coverage of sporting events run past their allotted end time. Due to this rule, game telecasts may sometimes overrun into the 7: Fox previously scheduled repeats of its animated series in the 7: This was later replaced by a half-hour-long wrap-up show, The OT.

In contrast, CBS does not, as its weekly newsmagazine 60 Minutes has traditionally aired as close to 7: Even if a game runs past that hour, CBS shows 60 Minutes in its entirety after the conclusion of coverage, and the rest of the prime time schedule on the East Coast is shifted to compensate. For example, if game coverage were to end at 7: However, in the rare case where the NFL game runs excessively late 8 p.

This does not necessarily apply universally; in , after an XFL game went into double overtime, causing a minute delay of a highly promoted episode of Saturday Night Live , NBC made a decision to cut off all future XFL broadcasts at Until the Federal Communications Commission FCC regulated time slots prior to prime time with the now-defunct Prime Time Access Rule in the — season, networks began programming at 7: Central and Mountain on weeknights. The change helped instigate what is colloquially known as the " rural purge "—a long-term trend away from programs appealing to older and rural audiences in favor of programs catering towards younger, "urban" viewers.

As a result, the hour became a lucrative timeslot for syndicated programming in the years that followed, with game and variety shows , as well as other syndicated reruns, becoming popular. The vast majority of prime time programming in English-speaking North America comes from the United States, with only a limited amount produced in Canada. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission mandates quotas for Canadian content in prime time; these quotas indicate at least half of Canadian prime time programs must be Canadian in origin, but the majority of this is served by national and local news or localized entertainment gossip shows such as Global 's ET Canada and CTV 's eTalk.

Likewise, the vast majority of Spanish-language programming in North America comes from Mexico. Televisa , a Mexican network, provides the majority of programming to the dominant U. Univision's distant second-place competitor, Telemundo , produces a much greater share of in-house content, including a long line of telenovelas. In Quebec, the largest Francophone area of North America, French-language programming consists of originally produced programs most of which are produced in Montreal , with a few produced in Quebec City and a few French-language dubs of English language programs.

On all of the Quebec networks, entertainment programming is scheduled only between 8 and 10 p. Prime time is the daypart a block of a day's programming schedule with the most viewers and is generally where television networks and local stations reap much of their advertising revenues. In recent years television advertising expenditure in the US has been highest during prime-time drama shows. The Nielsen ratings system is explicitly designed for the optimum measurement of audience viewership by dayparts with prime time being of most interest.

Most people tend to watch television at prime time, as most often, based on standard working time , the end of the work day coincides with prime time viewing hours.

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This reference work is an authoritative chronicle of prime time television programming on 20 major cable networks: A&E, ABC Family, AMC, BET, Bravo, Comedy. Editorial Reviews. Review. "documents prime time programming on 20 different major cable networks that have aired original programs form January to.

Most viewers sit down to watch TV after dinner. The existence of prime time in the United States is largely an artifact of now repealed regulations of the Federal Communications Commission , which limited the number of hours that a network can require its affiliates to broadcast. Additionally, networks may also choose to provide local affiliates the opportunity to air sporting events or other special events which may fall outside of standard designated network broadcast times.

A survey by Nielsen revealed that viewers watched almost two hours worth of TV during prime time. Prime time in Australia is officially from 6: Traditionally, prime time in New Zealand is considered to be 7: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Prime time disambiguation. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. The examples and perspective in this article or section might have an extensive bias or disproportional coverage towards one or more specific regions.

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