Mercedes-Benz Pays Homage to 'Mad Max' (Watch the Newest Ads on TV)

Plus, the Five Most 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, Campbell's serves up a one-minute broadcast cut of the two-minute web film "Copter Caper," starring Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, that Creativity made an Editor's Pick on Monday. And a commercial for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML 350 suggests that its safety features will keep you protected from danger on the road -- even, apparently, scenes straight out of "Mad Max."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Mercedes-Benz: The Worst of the Road Mercedes-Benz: The Worst of the Road
Network: CNN
Show: Anderson Cooper 360
Primetime Airing: Aug. 20, 8:42 pm ET
Acura: That Kind of Thrill: Aliens Acura: That Kind of Thrill: Aliens
Network: MSNBC
Show: All In With Chris Hayes
Primetime Airing: Aug. 20, 8:42 pm ET
Stand Up 2 Cancer: A Million Things Stand Up 2 Cancer: A Million Things
Network: National Geographic
Show: Cancer: Winning the Fight, Every Day
Airing Date: Aug. 20, 7:29 am ET
Campbell's Soup: Copter Caper! Campbell's Soup: Copter Caper!
Network: NFL Network
Show: NFL Preseason Football
Airing Date: Aug. 20, 12:47 pm ET
DraftKings: 2014 $5 Million Week 1 Kickoff Bash DraftKings: 2014 $5 Million Week 1 Kickoff Bash
Network: MTV
Show: Clubland
Airing Date: Aug. 20, 3:09 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Adidas: Instinct Takes Over Adidas: Instinct Takes Over
Online Views: 3,173,647
Social Actions: 3,329
SpotShare: 2.15%
Foot Locker: Be the Baddest Foot Locker: Be the Baddest
Online Views: 2,434,227
Social Actions: 5,161
SpotShare: 1.86%
Foot Locker: Selfie Foot Locker: Selfie
Online Views: 1,158,581
Social Actions: 9,659
SpotShare: 1.44%
Foot Locker: Short Memory Pt. 1 Foot Locker: Short Memory Pt. 1
Online Views: 220,130
Social Actions: 14,859
SpotShare: 1.28%
GEICO: Words Can Hurt: Did You Know GEICO: Words Can Hurt: Did You Know
Online Views: 1,196,067
Social Actions: 7,362
SpotShare: 1.28%

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