Apple Delivers New Macbook Pro Ad Amid Criticism of New Model

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The New Macbook Pro ad that aired Thursday night.
The New Macbook Pro ad that aired Thursday night. Credit: Apple
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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of digital activity associated with each one over the past week.

Among the new releases, Old Navy promotes its Black Friday sale in a funny commercial featuring Amy Schumer, Walmart urges shoppers to "Get Up Offa That Thing" a la James Brown to check out its Black Friday sales as well, Starbucks features one of its baristas customizing red holiday cups with personalized messages and Taco Bell advertises its Steakhouse Burrito and Nachos, bemoaning the new fate of the once popular parsley accompaniment in a humorous commerical.

Finally, Apple, shows how innovative ideas push our world forward, like the new Macbook Pro, despite criticism of its latest model.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Apple: Bulbs Apple: Bulbs
Network: NBC
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Nov. 17, 10:58 pm ET
Old Navy: Old Navy's Fight Night Old Navy: Old Navy's Fight Night
Network: NBC
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Nov. 17, 10:22 pm ET
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Network: NFL Network
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Nov. 17, 10:25 pm ET
Starbucks: Holiday Craft: Personalization With Leah Starbucks: Holiday Craft: Personalization With Leah
Network: NBC
Show: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Airing Date: Nov. 17, 12:00 am ET
Taco Bell: Parsley Taco Bell: Parsley
Network: E!
Show: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Primetime Airing: Nov. 17, 9:33 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
GEICO: Raccoons, C'mon Try It!: It's What You Do GEICO: GEICO TV Spot, 'Raccoons, C'mon Try It!: It's What You Do'
Online Views: 4,146,058
Social Actions: 18,322
SpotShare: 8.07%
Life: Enjoy All of It Life: Life TV Spot, 'Enjoy All of It' Song by Flo Rida
Online Views: 1,364
Social Actions: 59,228
SpotShare: 3.71%
Nissan: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Battle-Tested Nissan: 2017 Nissan Rogue TV Spot, 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Battle-Tested'
Online Views: 1,945,039
Social Actions: 3,301
SpotShare: 3.44%
PlayStation: The King PlayStation: PlayStation 4 TV Spot, 'The King'
Online Views: 731,232
Social Actions: 34,945
SpotShare: 3.40%
Walmart: Holiday Shopping With Walmart: Get Up for Black Friday Walmart: Walmart TV Spot, 'Holiday Shopping With Walmart: Get Up for Black Friday'
Online Views: 1,765,467
Social Actions: 6,588
SpotShare: 3.34%

As always, you can find out more about the best commercials on TV at Ad Age's Creativity.

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