DirecTV Gets Meta With a Spot Starring TV Characters Liza and Josh From 'Younger'

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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, The Dark Knight must decide between being a hero or a nightmare in Telltale Games' "Batman: The Telltale Series"; a man suffers from the big chill -- that turns coffee solid -- in an ad for home heating and cooling company Daikin; a small boy shows how VTech's Touch and Learn Activity Desk transforms from desk to chalkboard to easel; and people are advised to replace their mattresses every eight years in a spot promoting Mattress Firm's sale.

Finally, Liza (played by Sutton Foster) and Josh (Nico Tortorella) from TV Land series "Younger" enjoy the benefits of connecting his DirecTV Genie to the internet, which they agree is the "second-best hookup."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Telltale Games: Batman: The Telltale Series: Which Mask Will You Wear? Telltale Games: Batman: The Telltale Series: Which Mask Will You Wear?
Network: Comedy Central
Show: South Park
Primetime Airing: Sep. 28, 9:51 pm ET
Daikin: Better Drink Your Coffee Fast in Winter Weather Daikin: Better Drink Your Coffee Fast in Winter Weather
Network: HGTV
Show: House Hunters
Primetime Airing: Sep. 28, 10:24 pm ET
DirecTV: TV Land: Connect It to the Internet DirecTV: TV Land: Connect It to the Internet
Network: MTV
Show: Catfish: The TV Show
Primetime Airing: Sep. 28, 9:43 pm ET
VTech: Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe: Learning Through Play VTech: Touch & Learn Activity Desk Deluxe: Learning Through Play
Network: Lifetime
Show: Little Women: LA
Primetime Airing: Sep. 28, 9:23 pm ET
Mattress Firm: Replace Every 8 Sale: Time to Replace Mattress Firm: Replace Every 8 Sale: Time to Replace
Network: NBC
Show: Chicago P.D.
Primetime Airing: Sep. 28, 10:35 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Xbox: FIFA 17: Make Your Mark Xbox: FIFA 17 TV Spot, 'Make Your Mark' Feat. Anthony Martial, James Rodríguez
Online Views: 1,186,470
Social Actions: 47,483
SpotShare: 7.82%
H&M: New Autumn Collection 2016 H&M: H&M TV Spot, 'New Autumn Collection 2016' Song by Lion Babe
Online Views: 871,517
Social Actions: 47,893
SpotShare: 6.85%
Xbox: Gears of War 4: Launch Xbox: Gears of War 4 TV Spot, 'Launch'
Online Views: 825,120
Social Actions: 16,856
SpotShare: 4.07%
Audi: Duel Audi: Audi TV Spot, 'Duel'
Online Views: 467,227
Social Actions: 27,743
SpotShare: 3.85%
GEICO: Lemonade Not Ice T: It's Not Surprising GEICO: GEICO TV Spot, 'Lemonade Not Ice T: It's Not Surprising' Featuring Ice-T
Online Views: 109,967
Social Actions: 37,482
SpotShare: 3.72%

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