Target Sets Up 'Peanuts' Audition. Guess Who Tried Out?

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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, CNN promotes its new millenial-targeted video platform Great Big Story; JC Penney advertises the store chain's fall sale, and both Ubisoft and Walmart launch smartphone apps. While Ubisoft's app lets you play videogame Just Dance 2016 with your phone, Walmart tells the story of a father who is able to buy a bicycle for his daughter through its new app and pick it up at a nearby store.

Finally, Target taps into the highly anticipated "The Peanuts Movie." In the spot, the characters interview young actors auditioning for their roles in a Target commercial, and a duo of "Family Guy" characters try their luck.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Target: The Peanuts Movie Target: The Peanuts Movie
Network: ABC
Show: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Primetime Airing: Oct. 20, 8:17 pm ET
Walmart: Birthday Bicycle Walmart: Birthday Bicycle
Network: AMC
Show: Tremors 2: Aftershocks
Primetime Airing: Oct. 20, 8:37 pm ET
Ubisoft: Just Dance 2016: Your Phone Just Wants to Dance: Plugged In Ubisoft: Just Dance 2016: Your Phone Just Wants to Dance: Plugged In
Network: MTV
Show: Finding Carter
Primetime Airing: Oct. 20, 10:22 pm ET
JCPenney: Friends & Family Sale: Celebrate Fall JCPenney: Friends & Family Sale: Celebrate Fall
Network: Lifetime
Show: Celebrity Wife Swap
Primetime Airing: Oct. 20, 10:48 pm ET
Great Big Story: Time to Feed Your Feed Great Big Story: Time to Feed Your Feed
Network: CNN
Show: CNN Special Report
Primetime Airing: Oct. 20, 9:20 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Bethesda Softworks: Fallout 4: The Wanderer Trailer Bethesda Softworks: Fallout 4: The Wanderer Trailer
Online Views: 4,052,785
Social Actions: 146,039
SpotShare: 8.23%
PlayStation: Star Wars: Battlefront: Holiday 2015 PlayStation: Star Wars: Battlefront: Holiday 2015
Online Views: 1,469,863
Social Actions: 83,522
SpotShare: 4.38%
Activision: Win the Crowd Activision: Win the Crowd
Online Views: 2,630,175
Social Actions: 6,815
SpotShare: 1.31%
Apple iPhone: 3D Touch Apple iPhone: 3D Touch
Online Views: 868,874
Social Actions: 10,302
SpotShare: 0.80%
LEGO: Inspire Imagination and Keep Building LEGO: Inspire Imagination and Keep Building
Online Views: 1,402,274
Social Actions: 1,347
SpotShare: 0.59%

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

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