James 'Dawson' Van Der Beek Can't Get Special Treatment From AT&T

But He Seems OK With That (Watch the Newest Ads on TV)

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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, Hulu continues to celebrate the fall TV season, while McDonald's serves up a spot that's part of its new transparency campaign. (Maureen Morrison has the backstory.) And AT&T wants you to know that James "Dawson" Van Der Beek is definitely not getting some sort of special celebrity deal on his cellular service.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Hulu: Spring Finale, Fall Premiere Hulu: Spring Finale, Fall Premiere
Network: Comedy Central
Show: South Park
Primetime Airing: Oct. 13, 9:03 pm ET
Dodge: 2014 Big Finish Dodge: 2014 Big Finish
Network: Food Network
Show: Mystery Diners
Primetime Airing: Oct. 13, 9:18 pm ET
AT&T: Special Offer AT&T: Special Offer
Network: NBC
Show: The Voice
Primetime Airing: Oct. 13, 9:06 pm ET
Burger King: That's So Wrong Burger King: That's So Wrong
Network: History Channel
Show: Counting Cars
Primetime Airing: Oct. 13, 8:52 pm ET
McDonald's: Our Food. Your Questions. What are Your Questions? McDonald's: Our Food. Your Questions. What are Your Questions?
Network: CBS
Show: NCIS: Los Angeles
Primetime Airing: Oct. 13, 10:19 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
2K Games: We Got Next 2K Games: We Got Next
Online Views: 597,176
Social Actions: 14,547
SpotShare: 1.46%
Whirlpool: Every Act of Care Counts Whirlpool: Every Act of Care Counts
Online Views: 20,264
Social Actions: 18,864
SpotShare: 1.40%
Supercell: Hype Man Supercell: Hype Man
Online Views: 1,092,441
Social Actions: 6,205
SpotShare: 1.19%
Cartier: Shape Your Time Cartier: Shape Your Time
Online Views: 1,406,839
Social Actions: 3,057
SpotShare: 1.17%
GEICO: Did You Know: Ickey Shuffle GEICO: Did You Know: Ickey Shuffle
Online Views: 133,127
Social Actions: 11,766
SpotShare: 0.96%

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