Terrible Gift-Givers, Dad Just Wanted Beats Headphones: It's Last Night's New Ads

Plus, the Five Most Engaging Spots 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, Kohl's and Walmart both bring families home for the holidays, while Samsung shows that the brand's payment feature works in every place that takes a credit card, not only in "fancy grocery stores." Google shows that its mobile search app can come in very handy when hiking through a foggy national park. And Best Buy has a dad list all the gifts he will need to return, when all he wanted was a Beats headphone.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Android: Sight Seekers Android: Sight Seekers
Network: ABC
Show: Scandal
Primetime Airing: Nov. 12, 9:39 pm ET
Samsung Mobile: Grocery Samsung Mobile: Grocery
Network: ABC
Show: How to Get Away With Murder
Primetime Airing: Nov. 12, 10:11 pm ET
Walmart: Family Effort Walmart: Family Effort
Network: BET
Show: Martin
Primetime Airing: Nov. 12, 9:35 pm ET
Best Buy: Beats Solo2 Wireless: Returns Best Buy: Beats Solo2 Wireless: Returns
Network: BET
Show: Being Mary Jane
Primetime Airing: Nov. 12, 10:50 pm ET
Kohl's: Everything for the Holidays Kohl's: Everything for the Holidays
Network: ABC
Show: Grey's Anatomy
Primetime Airing: Nov. 12, 8:29 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Electronic Arts (EA): Star Wars: Battlefront: Become More Powerful Electronic Arts (EA): Star Wars: Battlefront: Become More Powerful
Online Views: 4,007,520
Social Actions: 46,180
SpotShare: 4.18%
Activision: Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Seize Glory Activision: Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Seize Glory
Online Views: 5,294,884
Social Actions: 12,900
SpotShare: 2.54%
DURACELL: Star Wars: Battle for Christmas Morning DURACELL: Star Wars: Battle for Christmas Morning
Online Views: 2,449,732
Social Actions: 17,638
SpotShare: 1.90%
Electronic Arts (EA): Star Wars: Battlefront: Gameplay Launch Trailer Electronic Arts (EA): Star Wars: Battlefront: Gameplay Launch Trailer
Online Views: 3,014,749
Social Actions: 9,050
SpotShare: 1.55%
LG Mobile: In-Between Moments LG Mobile: In-Between Moments
Online Views: 2,263,862
Social Actions: 4,941
SpotShare: 1.06%

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

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