The Phone Isn't Muted! Bank Summons Office Disaster in the Newest Commercials on TV

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, 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, Ally Bank, a branchless lender, drives home its message with a play on awkward office humor. Outback Steakhouse continues its ad blitz from down under. And Kia makes the winter elements look rustic and pleasant in its latest spot for the 2016 Sorento.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Ally Bank: Facts of Life: Mute Buttons Ally Bank: Facts of Life: Mute Buttons
Network: CNN
Show: Anderson Cooper 360
Primetime Airing: Jan. 14, 8:38 pm ET
Kia: Getaway Kia: Getaway
Network: ABC
Show: Jimmy Kimmel Live
Airing Date: Jan. 14, 12:18 am ET
Kaplan University: Spark Kaplan University: Spark
Network: ABC
Show: The Middle
Primetime Airing: Jan. 14, 8:23 pm ET
Outback Steakhouse: Get Them Now Outback Steakhouse: Get Them Now
Network: CBS
Show: The Mentalist
Primetime Airing: Jan. 14, 8:30 pm ET
Celebrity Cruises: All Inclusive Celebrity Cruises: All Inclusive
Network: BRAVO
Show: Top Chef
Primetime Airing: Jan. 14, 9:12 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Netflix: House of Cards: Season Three Netflix: House of Cards: Season Three
Online Views: 3,056,218
Social Actions: 127,176
SpotShare: 6.24%
McDonald's: Signs McDonald's: Signs
Online Views: 2,738,457
Social Actions: 24,923
SpotShare: 2.07%
Supercell: Hog Rider 2.0 Supercell: Hog Rider 2.0
Online Views: 2,550,062
Social Actions: 10,504
SpotShare: 1.42%
Supercell: Flight of the Barbarian Supercell: Flight of the Barbarian
Online Views: 1,546,859
Social Actions: 7,861
SpotShare: 0.93%
McDonald's: Archenemies McDonald's: Archenemies
Online Views: 1,395,807
Social Actions: 6,335
SpotShare: 0.81%

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

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