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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, Denny's is promoting its free Grand Slam Breakfast offer for all U.S. veterans (on Nov. 11, Veterans Day), while the FX Network shows off its FXNow app. And halfway through a 30-second Mazda ad, it gets taken over by "a pirate transmission from District 13" -- which might be alarming if you didn't already know that Mazda is a promotional partner for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Mazda: Camera: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One Mazda: Camera: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One
Network: FX
Show: Pineapple Express
Primetime Airing: Nov. 6, 10:43 pm ET
FX Network: Extra Arms FX Network: Extra Arms
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Nov. 6, 9:10 pm ET
Denny's: Veterans Day Denny's: Veterans Day
Network: FX
Show: Mike & Molly
Primetime Airing: Nov. 6, 8:27 pm ET
Taiwan Tourism Bureau: Traveling Taiwan Taiwan Tourism Bureau: Traveling Taiwan
Network: CNN
Show: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
Primetime Airing: Nov. 6, 9:24 pm ET
Shoedazzle.com: High Quality, On Trend Shoes Shoedazzle.com: High Quality, On Trend Shoes
Network: Lifetime Movie Network
Show: A Friendship to Die For
Airing Date: Nov. 6, 9:17 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Activision: Discover Your Power Activision: Discover Your Power
Online Views: 14,197,924
Social Actions: 109,371
SpotShare: 12.86%
Nike: Together Nike: Together
Online Views: 2,842,689
Social Actions: 121,349
SpotShare: 7.71%
Beats Audio: Ain't No Game Beats Audio: Ain't No Game
Online Views: 1,213,888
Social Actions: 50,859
SpotShare: 3.24%
Chanel: The One That I Want Chanel: The One That I Want
Online Views: 866,426
Social Actions: 14,459
SpotShare: 1.19%
Microsoft Surface: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro: Let's Dance Microsoft Surface: Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro: Let's Dance
Online Views: 760,260
Social Actions: 14,776
SpotShare: 1.16%

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