Family Time Becomes Weezer Singalong in Honda Spot

Plus, the Five Most Engaging Spots 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, McDonald's plies you with colorful fruit and tumbling ice to advertise its frozen lemonade, a "real lemonade made with no artificial flavors" (but probably plenty of sugar). And a volunteer named Deborah Heritage, who appears to be something like the Jane Goodall of birds, says she uses Dawn soap on oily birds and at home.

For a family of Weezerheads in a Honda Pilot spot, 1994 never really ended. The group breaks into a rendition of "Buddy Holly."

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Nissan: Wake Nissan: Wake
Network: ABC
Show: The Bachelorette
Primetime Airing: Jul. 6, 9:21 pm ET
Honda: Buddy Holly Honda: Buddy Holly
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: Jul. 6, 10:42 pm ET
McDonald's: Lemonades McDonald's: Lemonades
Network: CBS
Show: Scorpion
Primetime Airing: Jul. 6, 9:56 pm ET
DirecTV: Hannah Davis and Her Horse: Bath DirecTV: Hannah Davis and Her Horse: Bath
Network: Esquire
Show: Parks and Recreation
Primetime Airing: Jul. 6, 9:57 pm ET
Dawn: We All Love Wildlife Dawn: We All Love Wildlife
Network: BET
Show: Fame
Primetime Airing: Jul. 6, 9:48 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
HBO: Own the Throne HBO: Own the Throne
Online Views: 1,113,392
Social Actions: 943
SpotShare: 0.60%
Mazda: A Driver's Life: Driving Matters Mazda: A Driver's Life: Driving Matters
Online Views: 400,394
Social Actions: 1,283
SpotShare: 0.30%
Subaru: Make a Dog's Day Subaru: Make a Dog's Day
Online Views: 6,987
Social Actions: 2,889
SpotShare: 0.29%
KFC: Phillip KFC: Phillip
Online Views: 39,959
Social Actions: 2,721
SpotShare: 0.27%
Miller Lite: Karaoke Miller Lite: Karaoke
Online Views: 14,788
Social Actions: 2,367
SpotShare: 0.22%

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

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