Grandmas Talk Turkey in New Subway Spot

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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, players of King's "Shuffle Cats" game are transported into a casino to face off against each other, with the losers disappearing in a shower of confetti; The Hot Damns provide the soundtrack and message for Swatch's ad showcasing the brand's watches; and Kohl's promotes discounts on goods including family outerwear, kitchen appliances and towels.

Papa John's rolls out its campaign for pan pizza -- its biggest new product in years -- after two years of perfecting the recipe and preparation process.

Finally, grandmas give their strong opinions about turkey ("best part of the turkey is the giblets") and their begrudging approval for the Autumn Carved Turkey sandwich in Subway's new spot.

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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
King: Shuffle Cats: Between Worlds King: Shuffle Cats: Between Worlds
Network: POP
Show: A Walk to Remember
Primetime Airing: Oct. 19, 10:55 pm ET
Subway: Grandmas Subway: Grandmas
Network: USA Network
Show: NCIS
Primetime Airing: Oct. 19, 8:05 pm ET
Swatch: More Swatch: More
Network: CBS Sports
Show: Surfing
Airing Date: Oct. 19, 8:29 pm ET
Papa John's: Loaded With Cheese Papa John's: Loaded With Cheese
Network: Fox Sports 1
Show: MLB Baseball
Primetime Airing: Oct. 19, 8:17 pm ET
Kohl's: Family Outerwear, Towels and More Kohl's: Family Outerwear, Towels and More
Network: ABC
Show: Toy Story OF TERROR!
Primetime Airing: Oct. 19, 8:53 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Dior: The Absolute Femininity Dior: Dior J'adore TV Spot, 'The Absolute Femininity' Featuring Charlize Theron
Online Views: 1,786,455
Social Actions: 129,744
SpotShare: 14.22%
KFC: Nashville Secret KFC: KFC Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders TV Spot, 'Nashville Secret'
Online Views: 1,749,698
Social Actions: 6,078
SpotShare: 4.27%
Bud Light: Bud Light + Lady Gaga Dive Bar Tour Bud Light: Bud Light TV Spot, 'Bud Light + Lady Gaga Dive Bar Tour 'A-YO''
Online Views: 157,065
Social Actions: 33,521
SpotShare: 3.02%
Emirates: Co-Pilot Emirates: Emirates A380 TV Spot, 'Co-Pilot' Featuring Jennifer Aniston
Online Views: 890,411
Social Actions: 9,959
SpotShare: 2.72%
PlayStation: Star Wars: Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR Mission PlayStation: PlayStation VR TV Spot, 'Star Wars: Battlefront Rogue One: X-wing VR'
Online Views: 1,054,243
Social Actions: 1,450
SpotShare: 2.39%

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