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Julius Erving Isn't Impressed by Shaq's Dunks in AT&T Spot

Plus, New TV Commercials From Taco Bell, Southwest and More

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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, Taco Bell releases the latest in its Breakfast Defectors series, while rich people who already own "all the stuff" don't appreciate Sprint's wireless deals that free up money so you can spend it on, say, chicken fries from Burger King (which also had a new spot last night). Meanwhile, Shaq takes umbrage when Julius Erving compares a dunking to "reaching for vanilla extract on the top shelf."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Southwest Airlines: Wedding Season Southwest Airlines: Wedding Season
Network: TBS
Show: 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Primetime Airing: Mar. 26, 10:50 pm ET
AT&T: March Madness Legends: Strong Dunk' Feat. Shaquille O AT&T: March Madness Legends: Strong Dunk' Feat. Shaquille O
Network: CBS
Show: 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Primetime Airing: Mar. 26, 8:36 pm ET
Sprint: Don't Be Too Rich to Care: Layover Sprint: Don't Be Too Rich to Care: Layover
Network: ABC
Show: Grey's Anatomy
Primetime Airing: Mar. 26, 8:06 pm ET
Burger King: Coopid Burger King: Coopid
Network: USA Network
Show: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Primetime Airing: Mar. 26, 9:42 pm ET
Taco Bell: Better Than Momma's Cooking Taco Bell: Better Than Momma's Cooking
Network: NBC
Show: The Blacklist
Primetime Airing: Mar. 26, 9:33 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
UnitedHealthcare: Our Song UnitedHealthcare: Our Song
Online Views: 1,309,854
Social Actions: 248,312
SpotShare: 10.07%
Adidas: Take It Adidas: Take It
Online Views: 492,344
Social Actions: 59,062
SpotShare: 2.45%
Netflix: Daredevil Netflix: Daredevil
Online Views: 1,098,857
Social Actions: 42,165
SpotShare: 2.07%
Android: Friends Furever Android: Friends Furever
Online Views: 593,728
Social Actions: 41,798
SpotShare: 1.86%
Xbox: Bullet Xbox: Bullet
Online Views: 1,322,236
Social Actions: 11,172
SpotShare: 1.00%

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

Miss the previous installment of Hot Spots? Click here.

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