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Acura Goes From Sid Vicious to Ludacris (Watch the Newest Ads on TV)

Plus, the Five Most Engaging Spots on TV Right Now

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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. See the methodology here.

Among the new releases, Saints quarterback Drew Brees helps sell Verizon's More Everything Plan (which includes live local football games via NFL Mobile), while electronic dance music superstar Steve Aoki talks about "the most powerful feeling in the world" for Guitar Center. And Acura continues to roll out new commercials for the 2015 TLX in a campaign previewed by Creativity. As we noted yesterday, a spot that debuted on Sunday featured Sid Vicious crooning "My Way"; the soundtrack for Monday's new TLX spot: "Pimpin' All Over the World" by Ludacris.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
EA Sports: The Stare EA Sports: The Stare
Network: FXX
Show: Parks and Recreation
Airing Date: Aug. 18, 6:11 pm ET
Verizon: Cooking Class Verizon: Cooking Class
Network: MTV
Show: Girl Code
Airing Date: Aug. 18, 1:44 pm ET
Acura: Whatever Ludacris is Doing Right Now Acura: Whatever Ludacris is Doing Right Now
Network: CNN
Show: The Sixties
Primetime Airing: Aug. 18, 9:28 pm ET
Guitar Center: The Greatest Feeling on Earth Guitar Center: The Greatest Feeling on Earth
Network: Independent Film (IFC)
Show: Batman
Primetime Airing: Aug. 18, 8:05 pm ET
Volvo: Performance with a Conscience Volvo: Performance with a Conscience
Network: BRAVO
Show: The Real Housewives of Orange County
Primetime Airing: Aug. 18, 8:24 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Adidas: Instinct Takes Over Adidas: Instinct Takes Over
Online Views: 6,404,544
Social Actions: 3,169
SpotShare: 3.56%
Foot Locker: Short Memory Pt. 1 Foot Locker: Short Memory Pt. 1
Online Views: 1,169,702
Social Actions: 21,198
SpotShare: 2.93%
Foot Locker: Selfie Foot Locker: Selfie
Online Views: 3,571,274
Social Actions: 9,974
SpotShare: 2.89%
Foot Locker: Be the Baddest Foot Locker: Be the Baddest
Online Views: 2,425,511
Social Actions: 4,983
SpotShare: 1.76%
GEICO: Words Can Hurt: Did You Know GEICO: Words Can Hurt: Did You Know
Online Views: 1,194,174
Social Actions: 7,599
SpotShare: 1.48%

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

Miss the previous installment of Hot Spots? Click here.

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