Hulu Teaches Irony in Spot for Ad-Free Service

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, Manchester City striker Sergio Ag├╝ero promotes Puma; Red Robin and Wendy's showcase new menu additions; and Cookie Jam, a Candy Crush-style mobile game, targets the perm-wearing demographic. Finally, Hulu fully acknowledges the irony of advertising its ad-free service in a spot on the NFL Network.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
PUMA: Sergio Aguero Trains Faster, Stronger, Fiercer PUMA: Sergio Aguero Trains Faster, Stronger, Fiercer
Network: Fox Sports 1
Show: UEFA Champions League Soccer
Airing Date: Sep. 15, 12:48 pm ET
Cookie Jam: Salon: Ken Jeong Cookie Jam: Salon: Ken Jeong
Network: Cloo
Show: Cops
Primetime Airing: Sep. 15, 9:19 pm ET
Hulu: Fireside Hulu: Fireside
Network: NFL Network
Show: Undrafted
Primetime Airing: Sep. 15, 10:26 pm ET
Red Robin: Hallucinations Red Robin: Hallucinations
Network: OXYGEN
Show: Snapped
Airing Date: Sep. 15, 12:29 am ET
Wendy's: Smoke Pitmaster Wendy's: Smoke Pitmaster
Network: MTV
Show: Catfish: The TV Show
Primetime Airing: Sep. 15, 8:25 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Activision: Destiny: The Taken King: Evil's Most Wanted Activision: Destiny: The Taken King: Evil's Most Wanted
Online Views: 12,204,814
Social Actions: 48,940
SpotShare: 7.64%
Dior: The New Fragrance Dior: The New Fragrance
Online Views: 5,641,173
Social Actions: 35,291
SpotShare: 4.27%
Activision: Destiny: The Taken King- Launch Gameplay Activision: Destiny: The Taken King- Launch Gameplay
Online Views: 2,019,031
Social Actions: 12,468
SpotShare: 1.52%
Samsung Mobile: It's Not a Phone, It's a Galaxy: Wireless Charging Samsung Mobile: It's Not a Phone, It's a Galaxy: Wireless Charging
Online Views: 1,230,398
Social Actions: 12,358
SpotShare: 1.20%
Microsoft Studios: Forza Motorsport 6: Legacy Microsoft Studios: Forza Motorsport 6: Legacy
Online Views: 1,461,190
Social Actions: 4,031
SpotShare: 0.81%

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