Ads for Ads: Marketers Air TV Commercials for Their Big Game Spots

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, Nissan showcases the 2016 Rogue with a little astronaut wannabe while Diet Coke aired the first spot in its new strategy (see Ad Age's coverage of here.

Last night also saw a few new Super Bowl teasers: Lil' Wayne complimenting George Washington on his new teeth for Apartments.com; Scott Baio struggling with a Rubik Cube for Avocados From Mexico; and in Amazon's spot, Alex Baldwin tells his Super Bowl snacks-making chef that there will be no soft balls this year. Out with the brie, in with the pecorino.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Apartments.com: Big Game Teaser: The Teeth: Lil Wayne Apartments.com: Big Game Teaser: The Teeth: Lil Wayne
Network: BRAVO
Show: Untying the Knot
Primetime Airing: Feb. 1, 10:57 pm ET
Amazon Echo: Big Game Teaser: Cheese Footballs: Alec Baldwin Amazon Echo: Big Game Teaser: Cheese Footballs: Alec Baldwin
Network: NBC
Show: Today
Airing Date: Feb. 1, 9:05 am ET
Avocados From Mexico: Big Game Teaser: Avos in Space: Scott Baio Avocados From Mexico: Big Game Teaser: Avos in Space: Scott Baio
Network: CBS Sports
Show: College Basketball
Primetime Airing: Feb. 1, 9:30 pm ET
Nissan: Launch Nissan: Launch
Network: ION
Show: Criminal Minds
Primetime Airing: Feb. 1, 10:16 pm ET
Diet Coke: IT'S MINE Diet Coke: IT'S MINE
Network: BRAVO
Show: Vanderpump Rules
Primetime Airing: Feb. 1, 9:48 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Axe: Extended: Find Your Magic Axe: Extended: Find Your Magic
Online Views: 3,239,000
Social Actions: 17,032
SpotShare: 1.86%
Subaru: Dog Tested: Puppy Subaru: Dog Tested: Puppy
Online Views: 136,950
Social Actions: 6,034
SpotShare: 0.34%
Heineken: Moderate Drinkers Wanted Heineken: Moderate Drinkers Wanted
Online Views: 390,721
Social Actions: 3,986
SpotShare: 0.32%
KFC: Map KFC: Map
Online Views: 846,149
Social Actions: 212
SpotShare: 0.29%
adidas: Creators Never Follow: Damian Lillard adidas: Creators Never Follow: Damian Lillard
Online Views: 195,329
Social Actions: 3,559
SpotShare: 0.23%

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

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