Transgender Athlete Chris Mosier Shows 'Unlimited' Courage in Nike Ad

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, 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 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, swimmer Missy Franklin uses Visa Checkout while decathlete Ashton Eaton gives himself a pep talk; a mom gets herself and her kids ready on a typical morning in this QVC ad; Zoho helps one ballet instructor stay organized in her business; and JCPenny announces its back-to-school deals.

Finally, Chris Mosier, the first transgender athlete to make the U.S. men's national team, demonstrates "unlimited" courage and determination in the latest in Nike's "Unlimited" campaign, following a spot with Serena Williams and Giancarlo Stanton and the ad that made its debut during the Olympics opening ceremony.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Nike: Unlimited Courage Nike: Unlimited Courage
Network: NBC
Show: Rio Olympics
Primetime Airing: Aug. 9, 8:21 pm ET
VISA: Self Talk VISA: Self Talk
Network: NBC Sports
Show: Rio Olympics
Primetime Airing: Aug. 9, 9:27 pm ET
QVC: Morning Must-Haves QVC: Morning Must-Haves
Network: MSNBC
Show: The Rachel Maddow Show
Primetime Airing: Aug. 9, 9:17 pm ET
Zoho: First Steps: #ThatFirstMoment With Zoho Zoho: First Steps: #ThatFirstMoment With Zoho
Network: Travel
Show: Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern
Primetime Airing: Aug. 9, 9:52 pm ET
JCPenney: 2016 Back to School: Score Big JCPenney: 2016 Back to School: Score Big
Network: Hallmark
Show: Last Man Standing
Primetime Airing: Aug. 9, 8:27 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: 10,178,982
Social Actions: 99,521
SpotShare: 19.23%
Supercell: Clash Royale: Theme Song Supercell: Clash Royale TV Spot, 'Theme Song'
Online Views: 3,271,598
Social Actions: 16,157
SpotShare: 5.19%
Samsung Mobile: More Everything Samsung Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note7 TV Spot, 'More Everything'
Online Views: 55,932
Social Actions: 67,664
SpotShare: 4.32%
Google: Free Up Space Google: Google Photos TV Spot, 'Free Up Space'
Online Views: 2,933,388
Social Actions: 6,999
SpotShare: 4.19%
Powerade: The Corner Powerade: Powerade TV Spot, 'The Corner' Featuring Shakur Stevenson
Online Views: 31,009
Social Actions: 50,630
SpotShare: 3.21%

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

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