Rug Doctor's Dirty Rug Commercial Is, Well, Dirty

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, Carl's Jr. takes another go at the woman-in-bikini-eating-burger trope, and AT&T reminds us that there is no shame in bedazzling. Rug Doctor leaves some room for interpretation in its spot: a child says his parents do it once a year, and a woman says she likes to do it before her mother-in-law comes over. What is being discussed? Deep cleaning your dirty carpets, of course.

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Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Carl's Jr.: Too Hot to Handle Carl's Jr.: Too Hot to Handle
Network: USA Network
Show: WWE Monday Night RAW
Primetime Airing: Mar. 30, 10:16 pm ET
AT&T: Hand Me Down AT&T: Hand Me Down
Network: ABC
Show: Dancing With the Stars
Primetime Airing: Mar. 30, 9:19 pm ET
Heineken: Money Back Heineken: Money Back
Network: BBC America
Show: Top Gear
Primetime Airing: Mar. 30, 10:09 pm ET
Esurance: Sorta Valet Driver Esurance: Sorta Valet Driver
Network: TNT
Show: Castle
Primetime Airing: Mar. 30, 9:43 pm ET
Rug Doctor: Really Dirty Rug Doctor: Really Dirty
Network: Food Network
Show: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Primetime Airing: Mar. 30, 9:06 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
UnitedHealthcare: Our Song UnitedHealthcare: Our Song
Online Views: 1,144,058
Social Actions: 183,326
SpotShare: 9.42%
Microsoft Studios: Spartan Locke Microsoft Studios: Spartan Locke
Online Views: 3,034,549
Social Actions: 56,712
SpotShare: 4.18%
Android: Friends Furever Android: Friends Furever
Online Views: 575,896
Social Actions: 39,294
SpotShare: 2.18%
Microsoft Studios: Master Chief Microsoft Studios: Master Chief
Online Views: 981,495
Social Actions: 33,322
SpotShare: 2.07%
Earth Hour: Use Your Power Earth Hour: Use Your Power
Online Views: 210,711
Social Actions: 37,528
SpotShare: 1.89%

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