Papa John's Tries to Tap the Football Frenzy

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, Peyton Manning and Joe Montana show up to hawk Papa John's Super Bowl pizza giveaway. And restaurant chain Dave and Buster's shouts loudly about its new 'Star Wars Battle Pod.'

With two days left, Sunday's game keeps soaking up online attention -- full Super Bowl spots from Budweiser and T-Mobile, and a teaser from Friskies, top the list of the most engaging ads yet again.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Papa John's: Super Bowl 2015 Free Pizza Promo Papa John's: Super Bowl 2015 Free Pizza Promo
Network: ION
Show: Blue Bloods
Primetime Airing: Jan. 29, 10:34 pm ET
Dave and Buster's: Star Wars Battle Pod Dave and Buster's: Star Wars Battle Pod
Network: MTV
Show: Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Primetime Airing: Jan. 29, 9:36 pm ET
JoS. A. Bank: January BOG3 Suits JoS. A. Bank: January BOG3 Suits
Network: CNBC
Show: Shark Tank
Primetime Airing: Jan. 29, 8:50 pm ET
Pulaski & Middleman: Zofran Birth Defect Warning Pulaski & Middleman: Zofran Birth Defect Warning
Network: Destination America
Show: The Haunted
Primetime Airing: Jan. 29, 8:53 pm ET
Clinical Home Services: In-Home Care Clinical Home Services: In-Home Care
Network: ABC
Show: KOMO 4 News 4:30am
Airing Date: Jan. 29, 4:41 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Budweiser: Lost Dog Budweiser: Lost Dog
Online Views: 11,619,258
Social Actions: 406,546
SpotShare: 14.29%
Friskies: Dear Kitten: Regarding the Big Game Friskies: Dear Kitten: Regarding the Big Game
Online Views: 3,228,883
Social Actions: 134,084
SpotShare: 4.43%
T-Mobile: Kim's Data Stash T-Mobile: Kim's Data Stash
Online Views: 8,380,811
Social Actions: 64,389
SpotShare: 4.04%
Joyful Heart Foundation: 911 Delivery Joyful Heart Foundation: 911 Delivery
Online Views: 2,321,734
Social Actions: 84,449
SpotShare: 2.87%
Carl's Jr.: Au Naturel Carl's Jr.: Au Naturel
Online Views: 5,496,870
Social Actions: 45,532
SpotShare: 2.75%

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

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