James Harden Goes Back to Basics in NBA Bank BBVA Compass' New Ad

Plus, the Five Most Digitally Engaging Spots on TV 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, Burger King sees red with its Angriest Whopper and serves up "flame-grilled anger"; Denny's makes the case for a bacon emoji; golf retailer Titleist tees off with pros Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth for its Script Notes video series; and KaDunks shows the crazy consequences of eating its candy.

Finally, BBVA Compass, the official bank of the NBA, puts the spotlight on James Harden, who talks about going back to basics to build confidence.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Burger King: Raging Red Bun Burger King: Raging Red Bun
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: Mar. 31, 9:27 pm ET
BBVA Compass: Work to Your Strengths: James Harden BBVA Compass: Work to Your Strengths: James Harden
Network: TNT
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: Mar. 31, 9:27 pm ET
Denny's: Bacon Emoji Denny's: Bacon Emoji
Network: ESPN
Show: College Basketball
Primetime Airing: Mar. 31, 10:22 pm ET
Titleist: Script Notes Trailer: Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler Titleist: Script Notes Trailer: Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler
Network: Golf
Show: Morning Drive
Airing Date: Mar. 31, 5:56 am ET
KaDunks: Remix KaDunks: Remix
Network: Nick
Show: Blaze and the Monster Machines
Airing Date: Mar. 31, 8:54 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Apple iPhone: Timer: Cookie Monster Apple iPhone: Timer: Cookie Monster
Online Views: 3,773,838
Social Actions: 139,709
SpotShare: 7.75%
Apple: The Kiss Apple: The Kiss
Online Views: 3,220,994
Social Actions: 19,148
SpotShare: 1.95%
Sony Video Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: Heads or Tails Sony Video Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: Heads or Tails
Online Views: 2,231,258
Social Actions: 11,798
SpotShare: 1.28%
Samsung Mobile: Champagne Calls Samsung Mobile: Champagne Calls
Online Views: 2,224,485
Social Actions: 8,546
SpotShare: 1.12%
Skittles: The Portrait Skittles: The Portrait
Online Views: 675,335
Social Actions: 1,989
SpotShare: 0.32%

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

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