The Governator is Back in Video Game Spot; It's Last Night's New Ads

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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.

Among the new releases, Mountain Dew features skateboarder Sean Malto riding and jumping alongside snowboarder Danny Davis on a hybrid course; The North Face follows a rock climber who loses her footing and screams as she falls back down the cliff side; Southwest Airlines' lip sync some "Yeahs!" from Jax Jones' hit because they are thrilled the carrier is now flying to Belize; and QuickBooks' app shows how easy it is to see where you stand financially -- and whether you may find you have some spare cash for that passion project.

Finally, in an ad for its Mobile Strike game, Machine Zone features a call-to-action from Arnold Schwarzenegger. Players are invited to join the alliance and pursue victory with artillery strikes.

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Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Machine Zone: Mobile Strike: Heavy Artillery Machine Zone: Mobile Strike: Heavy Artillery
Network: ESPNU
Show: College Football
Primetime Airing: Dec. 16, 8:20 pm ET
Mountain Dew: SuperSnake Mountain Dew: SuperSnake
Network: NBC
Show: Action Sports
Airing Date: Dec. 17, 1:38 pm ET
The North Face: Obsessed or Devoted The North Face: Obsessed or Devoted
Network: NBC
Show: Snowboarding
Airing Date: Dec. 18, 12:18 pm ET
Southwest Airlines: Pumped Southwest Airlines: Pumped
Network: NBC
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Dec. 18, 10:12 pm ET
QuickBooks: New Students QuickBooks: New Students
Network: Bloomberg HD
Show: Brilliant Ideas
Primetime Airing: Dec. 16, 9:20 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft Celebrates the Spirit of the Season Microsoft Corporation: Microsoft TV Spot, 'Celebrate the Spirit of the Season' Song by Macy Gray
Online Views: 2,239,123
Social Actions: 6,938
SpotShare: 5.06%
Apple: Frankie's Holiday Apple: Apple TV Spot, 'Frankie's Holiday' Featuring Brad Garrett
Online Views: 386,282
Social Actions: 25,413
SpotShare: 4.93%
Life: Enjoy All of It Life: Life TV Spot, 'Enjoy All of It' Song by Flo Rida
Online Views: 1,190
Social Actions: 26,138
SpotShare: 4.35%
Amazon: Old Friends Amazon: Amazon Prime TV Spot, 'Old Friends' Song by Ludovico Einaudi
Online Views: 98,616
Social Actions: 22,216
SpotShare: 3.87%
Air Wick: Magic Wanda Air Wick: Air Wick V.I.Poo TV Spot, 'Magic Wanda'
Online Views: 558,741
Social Actions: 10,525
SpotShare: 2.86%
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