Things Get Awkward at Nissan's 'Heisman House'

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 over the weekend. 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, "Halo 5: Guardians" gets a spooky space-age trailer. In a Bose spot, the Zac Brown Band amps up Houston Texan J.J. Watt for the game with locker room antics, including spraying water in his face and smashing a guitar on his locker.

Nissan's "Heisman House" residents Jim Plunkett and Herschel Walker are hanging out on the lawn when Joe Theismann shows up on a tour bus. The two winners are ready to put the past behind them, but Mr. Theismann isn't having it. (In 1970, Mr. Plunkett beat Mr. Theismann for the coveted football trophy.)

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Microsoft Studios: Halo 5: Guardians: Launch Microsoft Studios: Halo 5: Guardians: Launch
Network: AMC
Show: Fear the Walking Dead
Primetime Airing: Oct. 4, 9:56 pm ET
Truth: Strawberry Flavored: Jerry Purpdrank Truth: Strawberry Flavored: Jerry Purpdrank
Network: AMC
Show: Fear the Walking Dead
Primetime Airing: Oct. 4, 9:39 pm ET
Bose: Music Deserves Bose: J. J. Watt, Zac Brown Band Bose: Music Deserves Bose: J. J. Watt, Zac Brown Band
Network: NBC
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Oct. 4, 10:02 pm ET
Nissan: Heisman House: Tour Bus: Herschel Walker Nissan: Heisman House: Tour Bus: Herschel Walker
Network: ABC
Show: College Football
Primetime Airing: Oct. 3, 8:14 pm ET
Ram Trucks: Portraits Ram Trucks: Portraits
Network: CBS
Show: Inside College Football
Airing Date: Oct. 3, 11:53 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Apple iPhone: The Only Thing That's Changed Is... Apple iPhone: The Only Thing That's Changed Is...
Online Views: 22,422,671
Social Actions: 10,574
SpotShare: 8.09%
H&M: Modern Essentials Selected by David Beckham H&M: Modern Essentials Selected by David Beckham
Online Views: 4,053,529
Social Actions: 94,730
SpotShare: 7.14%
Microsoft Studios: Halo 5: Guardians: A Hero Falls Microsoft Studios: Halo 5: Guardians: A Hero Falls
Online Views: 2,899,888
Social Actions: 32,480
SpotShare: 2.95%
Carl's Jr.: Borderball Carl's Jr.: Borderball
Online Views: 1,024,952
Social Actions: 16,574
SpotShare: 1.36%
EA Sports: FIFA 16: Play Beautiful EA Sports: FIFA 16: Play Beautiful
Online Views: 3,143,671
Social Actions: 3,788
SpotShare: 1.28%

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