Wendy's (Yes, Wendy's) Explains How to Find Good Barbecue

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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, PayPal presents another spot enhanced with quirky animation -- part of a continuing campaign with the tagline "People rule" -- while Dunkin' Donuts has an important message addressed "to the people of the coffee-drinking world" (spoiler: there's a free cup of coffee involved). And Wendy's wants you to know that "Barbecue has a new home."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Google: How Did You Do That? Google: How Did You Do That?
Network: ABC
Show: Scandal
Primetime Airing: Sep. 25, 9:12 pm ET
FIAT: You Were Meant for Bigger Things FIAT: You Were Meant for Bigger Things
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: Sep. 25, 9:17 pm ET
Wendy's: Barbecue System Wendy's: Barbecue System
Network: CBS
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Sep. 25, 9:46 pm ET
PayPal: All The Places You Want To Shop PayPal: All The Places You Want To Shop
Network: BRAVO
Show: Don't Be Tardy ...
Airing Date: Sep. 25, 9:09 am ET
Dunkin' Donuts: Rejoice Dunkin' Donuts: Rejoice
Network: TNT
Show: Castle
Primetime Airing: Sep. 25, 9:44 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Gatorade: Made in New York Gatorade: Made in New York
Online Views: 5,471,119
Social Actions: 327,351
SpotShare: 22.62%
Samsung Mobile: Then and Now Samsung Mobile: Then and Now
Online Views: 7,093,785
Social Actions: 31,161
SpotShare: 5.02%
Supercell: Hair Supercell: Hair
Online Views: 4,581,147
Social Actions: 39,505
SpotShare: 4.43%
Supercell: Hype Man Supercell: Hype Man
Online Views: 6,682,715
Social Actions: 10,509
SpotShare: 3.56%
Samsung Electronics: What You Really Need Samsung Electronics: What You Really Need
Online Views: 6,172,165
Social Actions: 3,563
SpotShare: 2.92%

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