Despite a huge new iPhone push, Samsung's ads are continuing to dominate Apple for viral views: The Korean smartphone maker pulled in 25 million views on two new spots, which shot to first and second place in the Visible Measures Viral Video Chart for the week ending on Sunday. They replaced two other Samsung ads that made the top of the list last week.
The No. 1 "Then and Now" ad called out Apple's new iPhone 6 for supposedly copying features from the Samsung Galaxy. At the same time, the three ads that Apple had in the top 10 last week fell to just one this time around -- a video introducing the iPhone 6 that slipped to the 10th spot.
Gatorade grabbed the No. 3 position by tugging at Yankees fans' hearts: In a new spot, departing Captain Derek Jeter meets fans on a walk through the Bronx while Sinatra sings "My Way." The company's "Sweat It to Get It" campaign also re-appeared on the charts at No. 9, while Nike's animated "Gear Up" helped bring a third sports-themed campaign to the list.
Some elegance also emerged, however, with spots for Dior and Louis Vuitton, while on the bargain front, Kmart's typically cheeky "Not a Christmas Commercial" ad let customers know they could start buying on layaway for an unspecified "event in late December that you need a lot of gifts for."