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Watch the Weekend's New TV Ads From Target, Nissan, Nike and More

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, Apple serves up a broadcast cut of an iPhone 6 ad it originally released online on Sept. 9 and that Creativity made an Editor's Pick. (If you kind of recognize those voices hum-singing the theme from "2001: A Space Odyssey," it's because they belong to Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.) And Nike has a bit of fun at Richard Sherman's expense -- the guy clearly has a sense of humor about himself -- in a spot that also stars Damon Wayans, Jr.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Target: Pop It, Style Target: Pop It, Style
Network: HGTV
Show: Lakefront Bargain Hunt
Primetime Airing: Sep. 21, 8:25 pm ET
Nissan: Heisman House: Trademarked Nissan: Heisman House: Trademarked
Network: ABC
Show: College Football
Primetime Airing: Sep. 20, 8:15 pm ET
Apple iPhone: Duo Apple iPhone: Duo
Network: FOX
Show: Red Band Society
Primetime Airing: Sep. 19, 8:36 pm ET
Nike: Never Finished Nike: Never Finished
Network: ABC
Show: College Football
Primetime Airing: Sep. 20, 8:46 pm ET
Chrysler: America's Import Chrysler: America's Import
Network: MLB Network
Show: MLB Tonight
Primetime Airing: Sep. 20, 8:14 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Samsung Mobile: Then And Now Samsung Mobile: Then And Now
Online Views: 12,777,937
Social Actions: 43,401
SpotShare: 9.70%
Samsung Electronics: What You Really Need Samsung Electronics: What You Really Need
Online Views: 12,636,775
Social Actions: 6,850
SpotShare: 5.94%
Gatorade: Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter Gatorade: Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter
Online Views: 5,194,393
Social Actions: 24,831
SpotShare: 4.67%
Kmart: Merry Birthday Kmart: Merry Birthday
Online Views: 2,967,506
Social Actions: 16,527
SpotShare: 2.91%
Apple iPhone: Duo Apple iPhone: Duo
Online Views: 2,516,025
Social Actions: 13,691
SpotShare: 2.44%

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

Miss the previous installment of Hot Spots? Click here.

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