Charles Barkley Gets Stuck in the Internet: It's Last Night's New Ads

Plus, the Five Most Engaging Spots 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 over the weekend. 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, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch agrees to be a spokesman for Pepsi, but on his terms. For CDW, Charles Barkley gets stuck in the internet, surrounded by cats and viral videos. And Southwest uses the Beach Boys' cheesiest hit, "Kokomo," to announce that the airline is adding tropical cities to its destination list.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Pepsi: Pepsi's Unlikely Spokesperson Marshawn Lynch Pepsi: Pepsi's Unlikely Spokesperson Marshawn Lynch
Network: CBS
Show: NFL Football
Airing Date: Sep. 27, 2:33 pm ET
Target: Check List, TargetStyle Target: Check List, TargetStyle
Network: ABC
Show: Quantico
Primetime Airing: Sep. 27, 10:27 pm ET
CDW: Monitoring Charles Barkley in the Internet CDW: Monitoring Charles Barkley in the Internet
Network: ESPN
Show: College Football
Primetime Airing: Sep. 26, 8:11 pm ET
Southwest Airlines: Southwest Goes Tropical Southwest Airlines: Southwest Goes Tropical
Network: NBC
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Sep. 27, 10:21 pm ET
Ford: Tough Love Ford: Tough Love
Network: CBS
Show: The Amazing Race
Primetime Airing: Sep. 25, 8:37 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Honda: Paper Honda: Paper
Online Views: 4,186,509
Social Actions: 35,845
SpotShare: 3.85%
EA Sports: FIFA 16: Play Beautiful EA Sports: FIFA 16: Play Beautiful
Online Views: 5,586,250
Social Actions: 10,057
SpotShare: 2.79%
Samsung Mobile: It's Not a Phone, It's a Galaxy: Wireless Charging Samsung Mobile: It's Not a Phone, It's a Galaxy: Wireless Charging
Online Views: 4,243,631
Social Actions: 3,644
SpotShare: 1.91%
Samsung Mobile: It's Not a Phone, It's a Galaxy: Dual-Edge Display Samsung Mobile: It's Not a Phone, It's a Galaxy: Dual-Edge Display
Online Views: 1,286,443
Social Actions: 17,416
SpotShare: 1.58%
Heineken: The Chase Heineken: The Chase
Online Views: 621,111
Social Actions: 15,802
SpotShare: 1.23%

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