Oh Dear. Rob Lowe is Painfully Awkward in This (Watch the Newest Ads on TV)

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 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, Honda tells the tale of a woman who left her Honda -- for another Honda -- while Microsoft shows off its new Xbox driving game "Forza Horizon 2." And DirecTV serves up another spot in its continuing campaign starring Rob Lowe -- along with rather unfortunate alternate versions of Rob Lowe.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Bud Light: Electric Football vs. Jimmy Johnson Bud Light: Electric Football vs. Jimmy Johnson
Network: Fox Sports 1
Show: MLB Baseball
Primetime Airing: Oct. 16, 8:32 pm ET
DirecTV: Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe DirecTV: Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe
Network: Fox Sports 1
Show: MLB Baseball
Primetime Airing: Oct. 16, 9:18 pm ET
Android: Be Together. Not the Same. Android: Be Together. Not the Same.
Network: ABC
Show: Grey's Anatomy
Primetime Airing: Oct. 16, 8:10 pm ET
Honda: Left for Another Honda Honda: Left for Another Honda
Network: Animal Planet
Show: Monsters Inside Me
Primetime Airing: Oct. 16, 9:24 pm ET
Microsoft Studios: Reviews Microsoft Studios: Reviews
Network: ABC
Show: Jimmy Kimmel Live
Airing Date: Oct. 16, 12:03 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Chanel: The One That I Want Chanel: The One That I Want
Online Views: 1,851,687
Social Actions: 121,793
SpotShare: 9.34%
General Electric: Enhance Your Lighting General Electric: Enhance Your Lighting
Online Views: 547,930
Social Actions: 30,504
SpotShare: 2.39%
EA Sports: The Play EA Sports: The Play
Online Views: 1,401,903
Social Actions: 16,418
SpotShare: 1.97%
Android: And You Android: And You
Online Views: 400,887
Social Actions: 13,062
SpotShare: 1.13%
GEICO: Did You Know: Ickey Shuffle GEICO: Did You Know: Ickey Shuffle
Online Views: 140,326
Social Actions: 13,531
SpotShare: 1.02%

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