DirecTV Takes an Old-World Approach in Its New Spot

Plus, the Five Most Digitally Engaging Spots on TV Right Now

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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, 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, Subaru shows how life (and your car) can get pretty messy; Audi rocks out; Nikon asks people to go one step further than "like" and Blue Bunny finds love in the freezer section.

Finally, DirecTV takes an old-world approach in its new spot, which features The Settlers, a family who has "settled" for cable.

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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Subaru: Messy Moments Subaru: Messy Moments
Network: TNT
Show: Major Crimes
Primetime Airing: Mar. 14, 9:09 pm ET
Audi: Rock and Roll Audi: Rock and Roll
Network: Fox News
Show: Hannity
Primetime Airing: Mar. 14, 10:56 pm ET
Nikon Cameras: Show Your Love Some Love Nikon Cameras: Show Your Love Some Love
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Mar. 14, 9:06 pm ET
Blue Bunny Ice Cream: Love in the Freezer Aisle Blue Bunny Ice Cream: Love in the Freezer Aisle
Network: NBC
Show: The Voice
Primetime Airing: Mar. 14, 9:36 pm ET
DirecTV: The Settlers: Providers DirecTV: The Settlers: Providers
Network: FOX
Show: Gotham
Primetime Airing: Mar. 14, 8:39 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Samsung Mobile: Champagne Calls Samsung Mobile: Champagne Calls
Online Views: 2,619,162
Social Actions: 52,140
SpotShare: 2.24%
KFC: Strike KFC: Strike
Online Views: 2,239,682
Social Actions: 9,659
SpotShare: 0.86%
AT&T: Siri AT&T: Siri
Online Views: 12,824
Social Actions: 22,391
SpotShare: 0.68%
M&M's: Candyman M&M's: Candyman
Online Views: 1,768,606
Social Actions: 4,870
SpotShare: 0.60%
Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby Mountain Dew: Puppymonkeybaby
Online Views: 517,941
Social Actions: 15,031
SpotShare: 0.60%

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