Caped Crusaders Save the Day in Crocs' New Spot

Plus, the Five Most Digitally 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, 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, Rolex shows it's still one to watch with a campaign for an updated version of its classic Day-Date model; Advance Auto Parts takes a sound approach in its latest ad; Outback Steakhouse serves up work that sizzles; and JC Penney touts its spring sale.

Finally, Crocs steps up with a superhero-sized spot in which a couple of caped crusaders save the day.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Crocs, Inc.: Superhero Crocs, Inc.: Superhero
Network: Food Network
Show: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Primetime Airing: Mar. 23, 8:30 pm ET
Rolex: Symbol of Success Rolex: Symbol of Success
Network: Golf
Show: PGA Tour Golf
Airing Date: Mar. 23, 1:14 pm ET
Advance Auto Parts: Crescendo Advance Auto Parts: Crescendo
Network: Discovery Channel
Show: Bering Sea Gold: Dredged Up
Primetime Airing: Mar. 23, 8:33 pm ET
Outback Steakhouse: Sizzle Outback Steakhouse: Sizzle
Network: Cartoon Network
Show: Bob's Burgers
Primetime Airing: Mar. 23, 9:29 pm ET
JCPenney: Biggest Sale of the Season: This Easter JCPenney: Biggest Sale of the Season: This Easter
Network: ABC
Show: Nashville
Primetime Airing: Mar. 23, 10:27 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Apple iPhone: Timer: Cookie Monster Apple iPhone: Timer: Cookie Monster
Online Views: 4,213,512
Social Actions: 216,884
SpotShare: 8.61%
Samsung Mobile: Champagne Calls Samsung Mobile: Champagne Calls
Online Views: 3,161,920
Social Actions: 12,687
SpotShare: 1.33%
Online Views: 2,557,058
Social Actions: 5,150
SpotShare: 0.90%
M&M's: Candyman M&M's: Candyman
Online Views: 2,470,336
Social Actions: 4,445
SpotShare: 0.86%
Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby
Online Views: 538,119
Social Actions: 18,820
SpotShare: 0.81%

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

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