HBO Honors the Unwieldy Glory of the Iron Throne

Plus, Last Night's New Ads

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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, Mary, Josie and Teresa from OWN's "Golden Sisters" show up to flirt with men at Volkswagen dealerships.

HBO's ad for "Game of Thrones" DVDs, meanwhile, tops the Most Engaging list by showing the lengths that people will go to for the Iron Throne, even if it means risking a flat tire or lugging it up a flight of stairs.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Volkswagen: Model Year End Sales Event: Hot Deals Volkswagen: Model Year End Sales Event: Hot Deals
Network: CBS
Show: NCIS
Primetime Airing: Jul. 7, 8:20 pm ET
Volkswagen: Model Year End Sales Event: What About a Deal Volkswagen: Model Year End Sales Event: What About a Deal
Network: CBS
Show: NCIS
Primetime Airing: Jul. 7, 8:57 pm ET
Kia: The Optima Kia: The Optima
Network: MTV
Show: Scream
Primetime Airing: Jul. 7, 10:53 pm ET
Kia: Sign It & Drive It Sales Event: Soul and Sorento Celebration Kia: Sign It & Drive It Sales Event: Soul and Sorento Celebration
Network: ION
Show: Criminal Minds
Primetime Airing: Jul. 7, 9:35 pm ET
Acura: It's That Kind of Summer Event: Thrills Come Standard Acura: It's That Kind of Summer Event: Thrills Come Standard
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: Jul. 7, 9:04 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
HBO: Own the Throne HBO: Own the Throne
Online Views: 904,377
Social Actions: 677
SpotShare: 0.48%
Mazda: A Driver's Life: Driving Matters Mazda: A Driver's Life: Driving Matters
Online Views: 400,296
Social Actions: 1,440
SpotShare: 0.30%
KFC: Phillip KFC: Phillip
Online Views: 39,909
Social Actions: 3,147
SpotShare: 0.28%
Miller Lite: Karaoke Miller Lite: Karaoke
Online Views: 14,008
Social Actions: 2,586
SpotShare: 0.22%
Subaru: Make a Dog's Day Subaru: Make a Dog's Day
Online Views: 5,727
Social Actions: 2,245
SpotShare: 0.20%

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

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