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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, Joakim Noah is a little confused about his mascot in a Foot Locker spot, and Jon Hamm compares the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT to poetry.

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Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
HBO: Try Me Out HBO: Try Me Out
Network: NBC
Show: The Blacklist
Primetime Airing: Apr. 9, 9:31 pm ET
Foot Locker: Joakim Noah Says the Joakimiest Things: Mascot Foot Locker: Joakim Noah Says the Joakimiest Things: Mascot
Network: Disney XD
Show: Kirby Buckets
Primetime Airing: Apr. 9, 10:32 pm ET
Mercedes-Benz: Poetry Mercedes-Benz: Poetry
Network: ESPN
Show: 2015 Masters Tournament
Primetime Airing: Apr. 9, 9:49 pm ET
IBM: Making the World Smarter Every Day IBM: Making the World Smarter Every Day
Network: ESPN
Show: 2015 Masters Tournament
Primetime Airing: Apr. 9, 8:57 pm ET
Chrysler: The Kings and Queens of America Chrysler: The Kings and Queens of America
Network: CBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: Apr. 9, 8:03 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
UnitedHealthcare: Our Song UnitedHealthcare: Our Song
Online Views: 641,036
Social Actions: 64,586
SpotShare: 4.06%
Rockstar Games: Be Methodical Rockstar Games: Be Methodical
Online Views: 7,442,478
Social Actions: 14,912
SpotShare: 4.04%
Ad Council: Diversity & Inclusion: Love Has No Labels Ad Council: Diversity & Inclusion: Love Has No Labels
Online Views: 3,290,216
Social Actions: 16,155
SpotShare: 2.34%
adidas: Here's to the Takers adidas: Here's to the Takers
Online Views: 2,892,647
Social Actions: 16,754
SpotShare: 2.20%
Nike: Ripple Nike: Ripple
Online Views: 2,816,381
Social Actions: 11,118
SpotShare: 1.84%

As always, you can find out more about the best commercials on TV at Ad Age's Creativity.

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