Nike's Iron Nun Is 86 Years Old and Fitter Than You

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 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, Google captures in excruciating slow-mo the moment one man realizes his phone is in his pocket, as he is about to leap into a swimming pool; Taco Bell shows a cheese lover sticking to his guns and his Cheesy Core Burrito while at a fondue party; and mobile classifieds app LetGo shows how dangerous it can be to hold onto the past -- in this case, a disco ball and the '70s.

Citi rolls out the latest in its "Stand for Progress" campaign, putting the spotlight on swimmer Brad Snyder, who lost his sight while serving in Afghanistan in 2011 and a year later won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games.

Finally, Nike continues its "Unlimited" campaign with a spot starring Sister Madonna Buder, aka the "Iron Nun," who is 86 years old and fighting fit, whether running, swimming, biking or entering Iron Man competitions.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Nike: Unlimited Youth Nike: Unlimited Youth
Network: NBC
Show: Rio Olympics
Primetime Airing: Aug. 14, 9:09 pm ET
Google: Automatic Backup Google: Automatic Backup
Network: NBC
Show: Rio Olympics
Primetime Airing: Aug. 14, 9:37 pm ET
Taco Bell: Fondue Party Taco Bell: Fondue Party
Network: AMC
Show: The Walking Dead
Primetime Airing: Aug. 14, 10:31 pm ET
Citi: From a Veteran to a Paralympic Gold Medalist: A Story of Progress Citi: From a Veteran to a Paralympic Gold Medalist: A Story of Progress
Network: NBC Sports
Show: Rio Olympics
Airing Date: Aug. 12, 12:25 pm ET
LetGo: Disco Ball LetGo: Disco Ball
Network: NBC
Show: Rio Olympics
Primetime Airing: Aug. 14, 9:46 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Nike: Unlimited You Nike: Nike TV Spot, 'Unlimited You' Featuring Serena Williams, Kevin Durant
Online Views: 4,063,780
Social Actions: 36,118
SpotShare: 6.53%
Nike: Unlimited Courage Nike: Nike TV Spot, 'Unlimited Courage' Featuring Chris Mosier
Online Views: 2,457,920
Social Actions: 57,137
SpotShare: 5.71%
Nike: Unlimited Youth Nike: Nike TV Spot, 'Unlimited Youth' Featuring Madonna Buder
Online Views: 991,685
Social Actions: 80,881
SpotShare: 5.18%
Google: Free Up Space Google: Google Photos TV Spot, 'Free Up Space' Song by Queen
Online Views: 2,751,432
Social Actions: 4,966
SpotShare: 3.45%
Supercell: Clash Royale: Theme Song Supercell: Clash Royale TV Spot, 'Theme Song'
Online Views: 2,379,282
Social Actions: 4,081
SpotShare: 2.98%

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

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