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What's Stephen Colbert Doing Hanging Out With a Stoned Eagle in Colorado?

Plus, More Fresh TV Commercials From Bud Light, Progressive, Red Robin and Verizon

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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, Bud Light kicks off its "Whatever, USA" promotion, part of a summer campaign that Ad Age's E.J. Schultz previewed yesterday, while Red Robin says its Banzai Burger, which features a teriyaki-glazed patty topped with grilled pineapple, is "to die for" (spoiler: a sword is involved in this spot). And Stephen Colbert visits Colorado, where he munches on Wonderful Pistachios ("green, natural and available without prescription in all 50 states") and hangs out with a stoned eagle.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Bud Light: Whatever, USA Big Order Bud Light: Whatever, USA Big Order
Network: FX
Show: Louie
Primetime Airing: Jun. 2, 10:42 pm EST
Wonderful Pistachios: Cabin Wonderful Pistachios: Cabin
Network: AMC
Show: Get Smart
Primetime Airing: Jun. 2, 9:05 pm EST
Progressive: Hazmats Progressive: Hazmats
Network: ION
Show: Criminal Minds
Primetime Airing: Jun. 2, 10:20 pm EST
Verizon: The Gift Verizon: The Gift
Network: BET
Show: How to Be a Player
Primetime Airing: Jun. 2, 10:58 pm EST
Red Robin: To Die For Red Robin: To Die For
Network: ION
Show: Criminal Minds
Primetime Airing: Jun. 2, 8:35 pm EST
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Google: Grads Google: Grads
Online Views: 2,756,863
Social Actions: 66,728
SpotShare: 2.16%
Beats Audio: New Beats Solo 2 Beats Audio: New Beats Solo 2
Online Views: 1,438,715
Social Actions: 32,883
SpotShare: 1.09%
ESPN: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil ESPN: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Online Views: 573,405
Social Actions: 34,638
SpotShare: 0.88%
Foot Locker: All Runners Welcome: Asics Foot Locker: All Runners Welcome: Asics
Online Views: 1,329,682
Social Actions: 1,596
SpotShare: 0.41%
Wells Fargo: #HashtagLunchbag Wells Fargo: #HashtagLunchbag
Online Views: 937,773
Social Actions: 374
SpotShare: 0.27%

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

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