Denny's Is Willing to Serve Children Who Are on Santa's Naughty List?

That Seems Kind of Risky, Doesn't It? (Watch the Newest Ads on TV Right Here)

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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, NFL star Nick Mangold camps out in a cooler at a convenience store -- the "Pepsi Snap Fridge" -- and alternately freaks out and charms random customers. (Why? The ad's tagline explains that it's "All for Football.") And Denny's promotes the fact that you can put a "holiday twist" (specifically, gingerbread French toast and pumpkin pancakes) on its Grand Slam breakfast, while also revealing that even children who are on Santa's naughty list are eligible to indulge.

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Top new ads recently aired on national TV
The North Face: Your Land The North Face: Your Land
Network: NBC Sports
Show: NHL Hockey
Primetime Airing: Nov. 11, 8:51 pm ET
Pepsi: Snap Fridge Pepsi: Snap Fridge
Network: NFL Network
Show: NFL Game Rewind
Airing Date: Nov. 11, 9:06 am ET
Android: Phone Drop Android: Phone Drop
Network: CW
Show: Supernatural
Primetime Airing: Nov. 11, 9:58 pm ET
Ubisoft: A Massive Playground Ubisoft: A Massive Playground
Network: FX
Show: Sons of Anarchy
Primetime Airing: Nov. 11, 10:30 pm ET
Denny's: Naughty or Nice Denny's: Naughty or Nice
Network: FXX
Show: The Simpsons
Primetime Airing: Nov. 11, 9:27 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Rockstar Games: Official Trailer Rockstar Games: Official Trailer
Online Views: 1,561,279
Social Actions: 65,956
SpotShare: 4.76%
Beats Audio: Ain't No Game Beats Audio: Ain't No Game
Online Views: 3,013,221
Social Actions: 27,356
SpotShare: 3.39%
Activision: Discover Your Power Activision: Discover Your Power
Online Views: 1,448,547
Social Actions: 22,375
SpotShare: 2.16%
Sony Video Games: So Big, it Had to Be Little Sony Video Games: So Big, it Had to Be Little
Online Views: 398,469
Social Actions: 24,668
SpotShare: 1.67%
Microsoft Studios: We Will Rock You Microsoft Studios: We Will Rock You
Online Views: 196,082
Social Actions: 24,570
SpotShare: 1.55%

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