Popeyes Chicken Waffle Tenders Are Back, Honey

Plus, More Fresh TV Commercials From Wendy's, KFC, Trivago and Degree

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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 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, Wendy's gets its weird on with a faux talk show called "Couch Party With Arkady," while KFC keeps plugging its family-centric "Game Night bucket" promotion, now with a different family. And Popeyes is trumpeting the return of its Chicken Waffle Tenders -- boneless chicken strips with a waffle batter, served with fries, a biscuit and honey maple dipping sauce for $4.99. For the backstory on the culinary inspiration for the limited-time menu offering (available through June 29 this time around), see Maureen Morrison's report about the initial launch last summer.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
KFC: Game Night KFC: Game Night
Network: FOX
Show: So You Think You Can Dance
Primetime Airing: May. 28, 9:20 pm EST
Popeyes: Chicken Waffle Tenders Popeyes: Chicken Waffle Tenders
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: May. 28, 10:17 pm EST
Wendy's: Couch Party with Arkady: Fight King Wendy's: Couch Party with Arkady: Fight King
Network: Cartoon Network
Show: King of the Hill
Primetime Airing: May. 28, 8:07 pm EST
Trivago: More Trivago: More
Network: CNN
Show: Anderson Cooper 360
Primetime Airing: May. 28, 8:45 pm EST
Degree Deodorants: Jasmine Harper Degree Deodorants: Jasmine Harper
Network: FOX
Show: So You Think You Can Dance
Primetime Airing: May. 28, 8:17 pm EST
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Qatar Airways: FC Barcelona Qatar Airways: FC Barcelona
Online Views: 3,127,432
Social Actions: 37,930
SpotShare: 8.56%
Neutrogena: Wet Skin Challenge Neutrogena: Wet Skin Challenge
Online Views: 304
Social Actions: 17,057
SpotShare: 2.33%
Google Play: Play Your Heart Out Logo Commercial Google Play: Play Your Heart Out Logo Commercial
Online Views: 1,942,089
Social Actions: 465
SpotShare: 2.17%
Apple: ChÈrie King Apple: ChÈrie King
Online Views: 494,882
Social Actions: 9,186
SpotShare: 1.79%
ESPN: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ESPN: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Online Views: 344,528
Social Actions: 8,796
SpotShare: 1.57%

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