The Power of Petco Blows Away One Family in New Ad

Plus, the Five 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, Volkswagen demonstrates how family friendly its 2016 Passat model is; Taco Bell promotes its $5 cravings deal; Kia pushes its summer sales event; and MGM Grand highlights its amenities and activities, from wining and dining to swimming and shows.

Finally, Petco shows the power of its grooming services to keep pets happy and healthy as one family is blown away by the blast from their dog's wagging tail.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Volkswagen: Party Animals Volkswagen: Party Animals
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: May. 13, 9:16 pm ET
Taco Bell: All the Cravings You Can Handle Taco Bell: All the Cravings You Can Handle
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: May. 15, 10:05 pm ET
PETCO: Happy PETCO: Happy
Network: HGTV
Show: Island Life
Primetime Airing: May. 15, 10:37 pm ET
Kia: Summer's On Us Sales Event: Summer Adventure Kia: Summer's On Us Sales Event: Summer Adventure
Network: Spike
Show: Bar Rescue
Primetime Airing: May. 15, 9:41 pm ET
MGM Grand: What's Your Craving? MGM Grand: What's Your Craving?
Network: CBS
Show: PBR Bull Riding
Airing Date: May. 15, 1:24 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Apple iPhone: Thank You Speech Apple iPhone: Apple iPhone 6s TV Spot, 'Thank You Speech' Featuring Neil Patrick Harris
Online Views: 2,914,710
Social Actions: 14,551
SpotShare: 3.37%
Revlon: Choose Love: Foundation Revlon: Revlon ColorStay TV Spot, 'Choose Love: Foundation' Ft. Alejandra Espinoza
Online Views: 74,512
Social Actions: 18,827
SpotShare: 1.10%
Bethesda Softworks: DOOM: Launch Trailer Bethesda Softworks: DOOM TV Spot, 'Launch Trailer'
Online Views: 375,204
Social Actions: 11,809
SpotShare: 0.98%
Sony Video Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: Gameplay Trailer Sony Video Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End TV Spot, 'Gameplay Trailer'
Online Views: 913,506
Social Actions: 1,158
SpotShare: 0.87%
Pizza Hut: Drum Roll Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut Bacon Stuffed Crust TV Spot, 'Drum Roll' Feat. Bobby Moynihan
Online Views: 111,632
Social Actions: 12,926
SpotShare: 0.81%

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

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