'Let's Play This Game': LeBron James Helps McDonald's Bring Monopoly Back

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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, Budweiser brings a highly viral ad that it debuted on YouTube to TV (E.J. Schultz has the backstory in "Budweiser Says Drunk Drivers Kill Puppy Love"), while Subway celebrates "bacon love." And McDonald's enlists LeBron James to help promote the fact that its Monopoly game is back with a top prize of "a cool million."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Budweiser: Global Be(er) Responsible Day: Friends Are Waiting Budweiser: Global Be(er) Responsible Day: Friends Are Waiting
Network: TBS
Show: MLB Baseball
Primetime Airing: Sep. 30, 8:49 pm ET
McDonald's: He's Back! McDonald's: He's Back!
Network: ION
Show: Criminal Minds
Primetime Airing: Sep. 30, 9:23 pm ET
Lowe's: How to Say Goodbye to 1993 Forever Lowe's: How to Say Goodbye to 1993 Forever
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Sep. 30, 9:47 pm ET
Exxon Mobil: Gordon Exxon Mobil: Gordon
Network: TBS
Show: MLB Baseball
Primetime Airing: Sep. 30, 9:40 pm ET
Subway: Bacon Love Subway: Bacon Love
Network: ABC
Show: Good Morning America
Airing Date: Sep. 30, 7:46 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Budweiser: Global Be(er) Responsible Day: Friends Are Waiting Budweiser: Global Be(er) Responsible Day: Friends Are Waiting
Online Views: 11,061,265
Social Actions: 179,668
SpotShare: 15.34%
Gatorade: Made in New York Gatorade: Made in New York
Online Views: 1,669,678
Social Actions: 67,215
SpotShare: 4.40%
Samsung Mobile: Then and Now Samsung Mobile: Then and Now
Online Views: 6,517,577
Social Actions: 9,404
SpotShare: 4.03%
Supercell: Hype Man Supercell: Hype Man
Online Views: 2,892,461
Social Actions: 11,433
SpotShare: 2.17%
2K Games: We Got Next 2K Games: We Got Next
Online Views: 417,792
Social Actions: 33,124
SpotShare: 1.95%

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