LeBron James: Yes I Do Really Drive a Kia!

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, Dollar Shave Club makes a good case for the brand with a gross razor begging to be used one last time, and Wendy's steals the thunder of a young couple's engagement picture on social media.

NBA players dominate the rest of last night's new TV commercials: James Hardens stars in a spot for Adidas, and Foot Locker has Russell Westbrook telling a young fan to shake of a group of naysayers that include ESPN's Jalen Rose, CNN's Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Phil and Melissa Rivers. Finally, LeBron James takes on the Twitter user who dared bet that "The King" hardly drives a Kia. Someone on Twitter just lost $10 million.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Foot Locker: Fly Your Own Way: Russell Westbrook Foot Locker: Fly Your Own Way: Russell Westbrook
Network: TNT
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: Dec. 3, 9:03 pm ET
Dollar Shave Club: Deathbed Razor Dollar Shave Club: Deathbed Razor
Network: CNBC
Show: Shark Tank
Primetime Airing: Dec. 3, 8:53 pm ET
adidas: Creators Never Follow: James Harden adidas: Creators Never Follow: James Harden
Network: TNT
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: Dec. 3, 10:43 pm ET
Kia: Ten Mil: LeBron James Kia: Ten Mil: LeBron James
Network: TNT
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: Dec. 3, 9:19 pm ET
Wendy's: Engagement Photo Wendy's: Engagement Photo
Network: CBS
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Dec. 3, 9:32 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Apple: Someday at Christmas Apple: Someday at Christmas
Online Views: 2,564,938
Social Actions: 32,080
SpotShare: 2.16%
Microsoft: Microsoft Spreads the Spirit of the Season on 5th Ave Microsoft: Microsoft Spreads the Spirit of the Season on 5th Ave
Online Views: 986,898
Social Actions: 28,627
SpotShare: 1.52%
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Minions Mini-Movie: The Competition Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Minions Mini-Movie: The Competition
Online Views: 855,108
Social Actions: 26,923
SpotShare: 1.41%
Ubisoft: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege: Siege the Day Ubisoft: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege: Siege the Day
Online Views: 1,444,062
Social Actions: 15,044
SpotShare: 1.09%
Target: Cyber Monday: No Work Target: Cyber Monday: No Work
Online Views: 2,242,460
Social Actions: 6,674
SpotShare: 0.98%

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