Visa Checkout Spot Shows Us Just How Gross Parents Can Be

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, there are plenty of feel-good tunes with family visuals. Coca-Cola pairs Jess Glynne's "Hold My Hand" with a family dinner, and Kraft overlays a chipper guitar song with kitchen scenes.

In "The Perfect Escape: Mattress," a man buys movie tickets using Visa Checkout. He narrowly avoids mattress shopping with his parents, but not before his dad texts him, "We wore the old one out.... HAHA!!!" (Ew, gross.)

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Coca-Cola: Family Dinner Coca-Cola: Family Dinner
Network: Univision
Show: Yo No Creo en los Hombres
Primetime Airing: Aug. 25, 10:36 pm ET
VISA: The Perfect Escape: Mattress VISA: The Perfect Escape: Mattress
Network: NFL Network
Show: NFL Preseason HQ
Airing Date: Aug. 25, 6:38 am ET
Kraft Cheeses: Play Date Kraft Cheeses: Play Date
Network: Golf
Show: Golf's Greatest Rounds
Primetime Airing: Aug. 25, 8:05 pm ET Kick Club Kick Club
Network: CNBC
Show: Shark Tank
Primetime Airing: Aug. 25, 8:40 pm ET
Kohl's: Twice a Year Kohl's: Twice a Year
Network: CBS
Show: NCIS: New Orleans
Primetime Airing: Aug. 25, 10:58 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Online Views: 1,706,160
Social Actions: 4,014
SpotShare: 0.87%
KFC: The Real Colonel Sanders KFC: The Real Colonel Sanders
Online Views: 1,745,850
Social Actions: 3,055
SpotShare: 0.84%
Netflix: Narcos: 1979 Netflix: Narcos: 1979
Online Views: 596,619
Social Actions: 8,487
SpotShare: 0.74%
Foot Locker: Thoughts Foot Locker: Thoughts
Online Views: 800,890
Social Actions: 6,708
SpotShare: 0.70%
Apple iPhone: Apple Pay Apple iPhone: Apple Pay
Online Views: 347,306
Social Actions: 5,856
SpotShare: 0.48%

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

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