Chinese Boxer Zou ShiMing Is Beats' Latest Celebrity-Athlete

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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, DriveTime, a used car and auto loan company, unveils two ads in a series where an upbeat duo rescues customers from bad loans, while Chevy pushes the toughness and dependabilty of its Silverado truck in a spot featuring Kid Rock's "Born Free." And Beats by Dre taps Chinese boxer Zou ShiMing as the latest celebrity-athlete in its training-video ads to plug the Powerbeats2 wireless in-ear headphones. (Previous spots in the series have starred LeBron James, Serena Williams and Cam Newton.)

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Beats Audio: The Clash of Cotai Beats Audio: The Clash of Cotai
Network: ESPN2
Show: First Take
Airing Date: Jan. 6, 8:14 am ET
DriveTime: Episode I: Taken for a Ride DriveTime: Episode I: Taken for a Ride
Network: BET
Show: Madea's Big Happy Family
Primetime Airing: Jan. 6, 9:36 pm ET
Chevrolet: No Matter the Weather Chevrolet: No Matter the Weather
Network: Outdoor Channel
Show: Winchester World Of Whitetail
Primetime Airing: Jan. 6, 10:45 pm ET
Ashley Furniture Homestore: Room Upgrade Ashley Furniture Homestore: Room Upgrade
Network: USA Network
Show: Modern Family
Primetime Airing: Jan. 6, 9:57 pm ET
DriveTime: Episode III: Hold the Lemon DriveTime: Episode III: Hold the Lemon
Network: TNT
Show: Charmed
Airing Date: Jan. 6, 8:49 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Google: Year in Search 2014 Google: Year in Search 2014
Online Views: 5,110,987
Social Actions: 42,534
SpotShare: 5.77%
Supercell: Hog Rider 2.0 Supercell: Hog Rider 2.0
Online Views: 5,872,832
Social Actions: 22,922
SpotShare: 4.65%
AT&T: CFB Legends: Trophies AT&T: CFB Legends: Trophies
Online Views: 1,305,361
Social Actions: 30,201
SpotShare: 2.97%
Supercell: Flight of the Barbarian Supercell: Flight of the Barbarian
Online Views: 2,899,479
Social Actions: 16,183
SpotShare: 2.67%
Weight Watchers: My Butt Weight Watchers: My Butt
Online Views: 2,148,756
Social Actions: 11,362
SpotShare: 1.94%

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