Bud Light's Summer Bucket List: Go (Mildly) Wild Out West

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, Bud Light completes No. 42 on its Summer Bucket List -- Go Wild Out West. The spot features two girls drinking Bud Light and going mildly wild as they line-dance their way through what looks like a small-town Old West theme park.

Infiniti's new spot pays tribute to "National Lampoon's Vacation," revealing that Rusty, of all people, wound up with the movie's red-Corvette girl, Christie Brinkley. (Read more on that here.)

Meanwhile, Taco Bell's "Bacon Mall" breaks into the Most Engaging list. The spot features an understandably confused man wandering through a mall where customers can shop at Bacon Couture or even get a bacon tattoo at O-Ink. (Maybe we can finally put to rest the tired line that everything is better with bacon.)

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Apple iPhone: Hardware & Software Apple iPhone: Hardware & Software
Network: CBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: Jul. 9, 8:27 pm ET
Infiniti: Vacation Infiniti: Vacation
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: Jul. 9, 10:45 pm ET
Bud Light: Summer Bucket List: Go Wild Out West Bud Light: Summer Bucket List: Go Wild Out West
Network: NFL Network
Show: America's Game
Primetime Airing: Jul. 9, 10:08 pm ET
BMW: Mission to Drive: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation BMW: Mission to Drive: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Network: FX
Show: A Good Day to Die Hard
Primetime Airing: Jul. 9, 9:19 pm ET
Chevrolet: Chevrolet Films: Car Logos Chevrolet: Chevrolet Films: Car Logos
Network: CBS
Show: Under the Dome
Primetime Airing: Jul. 9, 10:46 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Honda: Buddy Holly Honda: Buddy Holly
Online Views: 254,633
Social Actions: 3,868
SpotShare: 0.41%
KFC: Phillip KFC: Phillip
Online Views: 38,649
Social Actions: 3,948
SpotShare: 0.30%
HBO: Own the Throne HBO: Own the Throne
Online Views: 588,995
Social Actions: 440
SpotShare: 0.30%
Mazda: A Driver's Life: Driving Matters Mazda: A Driver's Life: Driving Matters
Online Views: 348,394
Social Actions: 1,583
SpotShare: 0.27%
Taco Bell: Bacon Mall Taco Bell: Bacon Mall
Online Views: 48,887
Social Actions: 2,089
SpotShare: 0.20%

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