Onions Steal the Show in Apple's iPhone 6s Spot Featuring Neil Patrick Harris

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 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, a family gets caught up in a car chase in Audi's tie-in promotion with the movie "Captain America: Civil War"; a man performs an energetic dance for friends in a spot for Mountain Dew's Kickstart drink; and an awkward moment between mother and son is captured in Sonic Drive-In's push for its Cookie Monster Blasts.

In the latest from Progressive, Flo pops up in everyday situations to protect homes and cars from dangers including birds and baseballs.

Finally, the journey of "Onions" from home movie to award winner -- with the statuette presented to the director by Neil Patrick Harris -- is covered in Apple's ad showcasing the iPhone 6s' 4K video feature.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Apple iPhone: Onions: Neil Patrick Harris Apple iPhone: Onions: Neil Patrick Harris
Network: CBS
Show: Scorpion
Primetime Airing: Apr. 25, 9:42 pm ET
Audi: Captain America: Civil War: The Chase Audi: Captain America: Civil War: The Chase
Network: Fox News
Show: Hannity
Primetime Airing: Apr. 25, 10:45 pm ET
Mountain Dew: Wiggle Mountain Dew: Wiggle
Network: Esquire
Show: Parks and Recreation
Primetime Airing: Apr. 25, 9:10 pm ET
Progressive: Flotection Progressive: Flotection
Network: ABC
Show: Dancing With the Stars
Primetime Airing: Apr. 25, 8:31 pm ET
Sonic Drive-In: Soul Mate Sonic Drive-In: Soul Mate
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Apr. 25, 8:16 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
LG Mobile: World of Play LG Mobile: LG G5 TV Spot, 'World of Play' Featuring Jason Statham, Song by Busy Signal
Online Views: 437,323
Social Actions: 57,476
SpotShare: 3.17%
GEICO: Alligator Arms: It's What You Do GEICO: GEICO TV Spot, 'Alligator Arms: It's What You Do'
Online Views: 2,890,755
Social Actions: 10,398
SpotShare: 2.96%
Jaguar: Master Plan Jaguar: Jaguar XE TV Spot, 'Master Plan' Featuring Tom Hiddleston, Nicholas Hoult
Online Views: 2,160,386
Social Actions: 7,801
SpotShare: 2.21%
Always: Because I'm a Woman Always: Always Infinity TV Spot, 'Because I'm a Woman' Featuring Stephanie Labbe
Online Views: 28,240
Social Actions: 36,124
SpotShare: 1.72%
Apple Music: Taylor vs. Treadmill Apple Music: Apple Music TV Spot, 'Taylor vs. Treadmill' Song by Drake & Future
Online Views: 509,024
Social Actions: 24,512
SpotShare: 1.59%

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

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