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Viral Video Chart: Carl's Jr. Pimps Sexy Salads and Nestle Taps Olympians

What People Watched the Week of Dec. 28, 2009

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- It's a new year, and it brings several new videos to the viral chart. While Evian claimed the top spot for the 16th nonconsecutive week (fourth in a row, as it has gained recent momentum), Carl's Jr.'s sexed up Kim Kardashian spot debuted at No. 2. It follows the same tried-and-true (or tired-and-true, depending on your point of view) viral-video recipe the fast feeder has employed before: a hot woman eating food (this time, a salad) in slow motion with several suggestive shots of both.

Nestle rolled in at No. 3 with a pre-Winter Olympics spot starring gymnast Shawn Johnson and speed skater Apolo Ohno performing impossible tasks. It looks eerily similar to Kobe Bryant's classic Nike video, where he jumps over a speeding Aston Martin.

And in the No. 7 spot is another one of Nike's "Most Valuable Puppets" campaign -- one of our favorites. Kobe, Lebron and KRS-One-dressed-as-Santa take on the reindeer in a game of basketball. No reindeer were harmed in the filming of this spot, we're told -- "but they were dunked on," said the LeBron puppet.

Last Week Brand Campaign Agency Current Week Views* % Change in Views** Watch the Spot
1 1 Evian Live Young BETC Euro RSCG 2,290,523 +9% Evian: Live Young
2 New Carl's Jr. Cranberry Apple Walnut Chicken Salad (Kim Kardashian) Mendelsohn Zien 648,268 New Carl's Jr.: Cranberry Apple Walnut Chicken Salad
3 New Nestle Sports Challenge OgilvyInteractive, NY; Zenith Optimedia; Moxie Interactive; Sharethrough 591,975 New Nestle: Sports Challenge
4 4 DC Shoes Gymkhana Two Mad Media 537,523 +18% DC Shoes: Ken Block's Gymkhana Two Project
5 Back on Chart Inspired Bicycles Danny MacAskill Trials N/A 512,435 New Danny MacAskill Trials
6 6 Microsoft Xbox Project Natal World Famous 479,993 +16% Microsoft: Xbox Project Natal
7 New Nike Basketball Most Valuable Puppets Christmas Wieden & Kennedy 449,633 New Nike Basketball: Most Valuable Puppets Christmas
8 Back on Chart T-Mobile T-Mobile Dance Saatchi & Saatchi, MediaCom 252,358 Back on Chart T-Mobile Dance
9 Back on Chart Microsoft Megawoosh (Make It Possible) MRM Worldwide, Germany 249,690 Back on Chart Microsoft: Megawoosh
10 8 Volkswagen The Fun Theory Tribal DDB 232,272 -29% Volkswagen: The Fun Theory
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