Nascar Drivers Dominate The Weekend's Ads

Plus, The Five Most Digitally Engaging Spots on TV Right Now

Published on .

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 over the weekend. 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, KFC promotes its $5 meals with comedian Jim Gaffigan while Geico introduces its new mobile app with a disaster-filled spot.

But the weekend belonged to Nascar racers. Danica Patrick starred in one Coca-Cola ad and Dale Ernhardt Jr. was featured in two sponsor spots, for Goodyear and Nationwide.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
Powered by iSpot.tv
New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Nationwide Insurance: Friend Request: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Nationwide Insurance: Friend Request: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Network: FOX
Show: 2016 Daytona 500
Airing Date: Feb. 21, 11:39 am ET
Coca-Cola: Interview: Danica Patrick Coca-Cola: Interview: Danica Patrick
Network: FOX
Show: 2016 Daytona 500
Airing Date: Feb. 21, 12:22 pm ET
GEICO: Hack Attack: Oddly Appropriate Segues GEICO: Hack Attack: Oddly Appropriate Segues
Network: SYFY
Show: Evil Dead 2
Airing Date: Feb. 21, 2:55 am ET
KFC: Colonel: Jim Gaffigan KFC: Colonel: Jim Gaffigan
Network: CBS
Show: Madam Secretary
Primetime Airing: Feb. 21, 8:11 pm ET
Goodyear: Made: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Goodyear: Made: Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Network: FOX
Show: 2016 Daytona 500
Airing Date: Feb. 21, 11:15 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
AT&T: BOGO: Hang Out AT&T: BOGO: Hang Out
Online Views: 830
Social Actions: 88,275
SpotShare: 3.66%
Truth: CATmageddon Truth: CATmageddon
Online Views: 2,329,375
Social Actions: 33,407
SpotShare: 2.08%
Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby
Online Views: 1,352,806
Social Actions: 25,217
SpotShare: 1.45%
Android: Monotune Android: Monotune
Online Views: 659,004
Social Actions: 23,937
SpotShare: 1.19%
AT&T: Siri AT&T: Siri
Online Views: 295
Social Actions: 27,772
SpotShare: 1.15%

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.

Most Popular