Last Night's Ads: See Captain Morgan Sing 'Freak Out' in Mandarin

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, Android has a holiday party for dressed-up fingerprints, Expedia shows a dad taking her tiger-obsessed little girl to see the her spirit animal up close, Geico shows what moms are best at and Samsung and Sprint showcases the Galaxy smartphone line as a gift option.

Captain Morgan, however, had us baffled at its newest ad, in which a pirate-masked young man sings a cover of "Freak Out" in Mandarin at a pirate boat party. You have to watch it to believe it.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Android: Fingerprints Android: Fingerprints
Network: ESPN
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Dec. 21, 9:46 pm ET
GEICO: Spy: It's What You Do GEICO: Spy: It's What You Do
Network: ESPN
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Dec. 21, 10:07 pm ET
Captain Morgan: Go Full Captain Captain Morgan: Go Full Captain
Network: VH1
Show: Love & Hip Hop
Primetime Airing: Dec. 21, 8:14 pm ET
Samsung Mobile: The Gift of Galaxy Samsung Mobile: The Gift of Galaxy
Network: CW
Show: Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Primetime Airing: Dec. 21, 8:57 pm ET
Expedia: Zoo Expedia: Zoo
Network: Esquire
Show: Parks and Recreation
Primetime Airing: Dec. 21, 9:27 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Apple: The Future of Television Apple: The Future of Television
Online Views: 4,932,950
Social Actions: 12,163
SpotShare: 1.89%
Apple: Someday at Christmas Apple: Someday at Christmas
Online Views: 441,987
Social Actions: 34,925
SpotShare: 1.59%
DURACELL: Star Wars: Battle for Christmas Morning DURACELL: Star Wars: Battle for Christmas Morning
Online Views: 2,645,969
Social Actions: 1,555
SpotShare: 0.81%
Apple Music: Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Apple Music: Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Online Views: 1,134,345
Social Actions: 9,333
SpotShare: 0.71%
Toys R Us: Exactly What You Wish For Toys R Us: Exactly What You Wish For
Online Views: 1,670,578
Social Actions: 3,514
SpotShare: 0.62%

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

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