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Mountain Dew Makes Drone Hunting a Reality in New Spot

Plus, Five of the 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, Bud Light rolls out the latest in its "Bud Light Party" campaign, with Amy Schumer schooling Seth Rogen on equal pay; Quicken Loans helps a Trekkie couple use its Rocket Mortgage to seek out a new frontier in a tie-in with upcoming movie "Star Trek Beyond"; and Dairy Queen lures in travelers, even while on a plane, with its $5 lunch deal.

Papa John's dials up its "Ghostbusters" marketing push, with an ad featuring company founder John Schnatter answering Slimer's call for pizza.

Finally, Mountain Dew proves animals are no longer needed for a hunt, showing a group of motorbikers in hot pursuit of a drone in its new spot.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Mountain Dew: Drone Hunting Mountain Dew: Drone Hunting
Network: USA Network
Show: WWE Monday Night RAW
Primetime Airing: Jun. 27, 10:45 pm ET
Bud Light: The Bud Light Party: Equal Pay Bud Light: The Bud Light Party: Equal Pay
Network: ABC
Show: The Bachelorette
Primetime Airing: Jun. 27, 8:09 pm ET
Quicken Loans: Star Trek Beyond: Doors Quicken Loans: Star Trek Beyond: Doors
Network: SYFY
Show: 12 Monkeys
Primetime Airing: Jun. 27, 9:10 pm ET
Papa John's: Ghostbusters: Best Customer Papa John's: Ghostbusters: Best Customer
Network: CMTV
Show: Last Man Standing
Primetime Airing: Jun. 27, 8:10 pm ET
Dairy Queen: The DQ $5 Buck Lunch Is Back Dairy Queen: The DQ $5 Buck Lunch Is Back
Network: ABC
Show: The Bachelorette
Primetime Airing: Jun. 27, 9:17 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Nike: Worth the Wait Nike: Nike Basketball TV Spot, 'Worth the Wait'
Online Views: 2,568,037
Social Actions: 71,435
SpotShare: 12.26%
Next: Pasos para terminar con la alergia Next: Next Allergy TV Spot, 'Pasos para terminar con la alergia' [Spanish]
Online Views: 46
Social Actions: 44,800
SpotShare: 4.54%
Walmart: Summers With Walmart: The Perfect Additions Walmart: Walmart TV Spot, 'Summers With Walmart: The Perfect Additions'
Online Views: 1,275,439
Social Actions: 973
SpotShare: 2.59%
Mazda: Driving Matters: Crafted Mazda: 2016 Mazda CX-9 TV Spot, 'Driving Matters: Crafted'
Online Views: 1,160,980
Social Actions: 1,250
SpotShare: 2.41%
KFC: Lifestyle KFC: KFC TV Spot, 'Lifestyle' Featuring George Hamilton
Online Views: 1,010,813
Social Actions: 3,507
SpotShare: 2.33%

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

Missed the previous installment of Hot Spots? Click here.

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