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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, recently retired soccer star Landon Donovan joins a recreational soccer team in a bid for Wells Fargo SurePay, while the Ford Fusion gets you where you're going. And Carmax plugs its haggle-free shopping experience, because car buying can be intimidating for anyone -- whether you're a barista or firefighter.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Ford Motor Company: Going Ford Motor Company: Going
Network: CBS
Show: Person of Interest
Primetime Airing: Feb. 3, 10:10 pm ET
CarMax: Intimidating CarMax: Intimidating
Network: fyi
Show: Married at First Sight: The First Year
Primetime Airing: Feb. 3, 8:25 pm ET
Wells Fargo: Done Soccer: Nicknames Wells Fargo: Done Soccer: Nicknames
Network: NBC
Show: Marry Me
Primetime Airing: Feb. 3, 9:12 pm ET
TD Ameritrade: Old 401(k) in a Corner TD Ameritrade: Old 401(k) in a Corner
Network: Fox News
Show: The O'Reilly Factor
Primetime Airing: Feb. 3, 8:44 pm ET
Straight Talk Wireless: I Wanna Talk Straight Talk Wireless: I Wanna Talk
Network: truTV
Show: Impractical Jokers
Airing Date: Feb. 3, 7:26 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Budweiser: Lost Dog Budweiser: Lost Dog
Online Views: 23,499,681
Social Actions: 823,607
SpotShare: 5.96%
T-Mobile: Kim's Data Stash T-Mobile: Kim's Data Stash
Online Views: 12,705,495
Social Actions: 519,598
SpotShare: 3.22%
Snickers: The Brady Bunch Snickers: The Brady Bunch
Online Views: 11,868,821
Social Actions: 223,850
SpotShare: 2.37%
McDonald's: Pay with Lovin McDonald's: Pay with Lovin
Online Views: 8,860,054
Social Actions: 353,910
SpotShare: 2.21%
Always: Like a Girl Always: Like a Girl
Online Views: 3,149,610
Social Actions: 531,077
SpotShare: 1.77%

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

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