Last Night's New Ads: Blake Griffin Is in the Zone Again for Kia

Plus, The Five Most Digitally Engaging Spots on TV 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 over the weekend. 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 releases, Colonel Sanders shows the results of a recent trip to Nashville (spoiler: an addition to KFC's menu) while Jack In The Box comes up with a twist of the old "dog ate my homework" excuse, involving breakfast croissants and hungry bears. Honda's new ad promotes its utility category, Oreo aired a new animated spot with a track sung by "American Idol" alum Adam Lambert, and Kia breaks another ad starring Blake Griffin, in the zone.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Kia: Weatherman: Blake Griffin Kia: Weatherman: Blake Griffin
Network: TNT
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: Jan. 18, 10:53 pm ET
Oreo: Rolling Wonder Oreo: Rolling Wonder
Network: BRAVO
Show: Untying the Knot
Primetime Airing: Jan. 18, 10:14 pm ET
Honda: Adventure Finds You Honda: Adventure Finds You
Network: PAC-12 Network
Show: Women's College Gymnastics
Primetime Airing: Jan. 18, 10:17 pm ET
KFC: Boardroom: Norm Macdonald KFC: Boardroom: Norm Macdonald
Network: CBS
Show: Scorpion
Primetime Airing: Jan. 18, 9:26 pm ET
Jack in the Box: Bear Attack Jack in the Box: Bear Attack
Network: MTV
Show: South Park
Airing Date: Jan. 18, 1:53 am ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
KFC: Map KFC: Map
Online Views: 2,403,933
Social Actions: 4,966
SpotShare: 1.20%
Old Spice: Rocket Car Old Spice: Rocket Car
Online Views: 1,645,171
Social Actions: 5,439
SpotShare: 0.93%
Old Spice: Whale Old Spice: Whale
Online Views: 1,497,491
Social Actions: 5,905
SpotShare: 0.90%
Amazon: Lonely Horse Amazon: Lonely Horse
Online Views: 41,672
Social Actions: 9,216
SpotShare: 0.57%
FIAT: Zoolander 2: Blue Steel FIAT: Zoolander 2: Blue Steel
Online Views: 107,289
Social Actions: 7,632
SpotShare: 0.45%

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