Last Night's Ads: Subway Recreates Star Wars' Cantina Scene

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 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, Dr. Pepper playfully reminds you of the war zone that football stadiums become during college playoffs, and Katy Perry is the fairy host for H&M's holiday push, which mirrors a music video (and it works, just watch it). KFC also taps into the holiday spirit with a Colonel Sanders that gets stuck in a chimney, while UPS suggests gifts need the carrier's expertise to ensure they're delivered safely. Finally, Subway recreates the famous Mos Eisley cantina scene from "Episode IV" in yet another Star Wars tie-in. All you need to join in is a lightsaber.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
H&M: From the Makers of Happy & Merry: Katy Perry H&M: From the Makers of Happy & Merry: Katy Perry
Network: E!
Show: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Primetime Airing: Nov. 30, 8:14 pm ET
Subway: Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Fans Are Strong Subway: Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Fans Are Strong
Network: USA Network
Show: WWE Monday Night RAW
Primetime Airing: Nov. 30, 9:17 pm ET
The UPS Store: Home for the Holidays The UPS Store: Home for the Holidays
Network: TBS
Show: American Dad
Primetime Airing: Nov. 30, 9:37 pm ET
KFC: 12 Days of Chicken: Norm Macdonald KFC: 12 Days of Chicken: Norm Macdonald
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Nov. 30, 8:49 pm ET
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Network: Big Ten Network
Show: College Basketball
Primetime Airing: Nov. 30, 8:49 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Old Spice: Truce Old Spice: Truce
Online Views: 3,906,083
Social Actions: 38,513
SpotShare: 3.93%
Apple: Someday at Christmas Apple: Someday at Christmas
Online Views: 2,627,626
Social Actions: 36,256
SpotShare: 3.32%
Old Navy: Snoopin' Around Old Navy: Snoopin' Around
Online Views: 3,479,456
Social Actions: 7,020
SpotShare: 1.74%
Target: Cyber Monday: No Work Target: Cyber Monday: No Work
Online Views: 2,236,329
Social Actions: 6,596
SpotShare: 1.25%
Temptations Cat Treats: Say Sorry Temptations Cat Treats: Say Sorry
Online Views: 306,536
Social Actions: 17,291
SpotShare: 1.24%

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