Ricky Gervais Asks the Big Questions in Verizon's Latest Campaign

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, GEICO presents what happens when your friend gets a case of "alligator arms"; Buffalo Wild Wings offers a message to those who aren't caught up in March Madness; and Sony Video Games presents a life flipped upside down in its new game "Uncharted 4."

The latest in Capital One's campaign featuring Charles Barkley, Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee shows the trio experiencing problems on their way to Houston to catch the NCAA Final Four.

Finally, Ricky Gervais does the math for Verizon and comes up with a good question.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
GEICO: Alligator Arms: It's What You Do GEICO: Alligator Arms: It's What You Do
Network: NBC Sports
Show: Motorsports Hour
Airing Date: Mar. 27, 10:28 am ET
Buffalo Wild Wings: Ransom Note Buffalo Wild Wings: Ransom Note
Network: CBS
Show: 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Primetime Airing: Mar. 26, 8:29 pm ET
Sony Video Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: Heads or Tails Sony Video Games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End: Heads or Tails
Network: AMC
Show: The Walking Dead
Primetime Airing: Mar. 27, 9:26 pm ET
Capital One: Road to the Final Four: Houston: Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Barkley Capital One: Road to the Final Four: Houston: Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Barkley
Network: CBS
Show: Road to the Final Four
Airing Date: Mar. 26, 2:44 pm ET
Verizon: A Better Network as Explained by Ricky Gervais, Part 3 Verizon: A Better Network as Explained by Ricky Gervais, Part 3
Network: USA Network
Show: Modern Family
Primetime Airing: Mar. 25, 10:08 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Apple iPhone: Timer: Cookie Monster Apple iPhone: Timer: Cookie Monster
Online Views: 1,148,848
Social Actions: 127,594
SpotShare: 6.40%
Apple: The Kiss Apple: The Kiss
Online Views: 3,130,228
Social Actions: 21,132
SpotShare: 2.00%
Samsung Mobile: Champagne Calls Samsung Mobile: Champagne Calls
Online Views: 3,042,797
Social Actions: 10,164
SpotShare: 1.45%
Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby
Online Views: 557,001
Social Actions: 15,002
SpotShare: 0.90%
M&M's: Candyman M&M's: Candyman
Online Views: 1,833,941
Social Actions: 4,368
SpotShare: 0.80%

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