Watch Last Night's Brand-New TV Ads from DirecTV, IBM, Nissan and Subway

A Guy Whose Girlfriend Is a Marionette. That's Not Creepy, Right?

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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 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 spots, DirecTV tries to be nonjudgmental about guys who date marionettes, Subway continues to plug its new Flatizza menu offering, Nissan sends a 2014 Nissan Rogue running with the bulls, and IBM -- which was in the news yesterday for acquiring Silverpop -- serves up new installments of its updated "Smarter Planet" campaign. Ad Age's Seth Fineberg has the story about how more than 50 individual spots will be running only once over the course of five days.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Subway: Space Listening Center Subway: Space Listening Center
Network: TBS
Show: The Big Bang Theory
Primetime Airing: Apr. 10, 10:13 pm EST
Nissan: Bull Chase Nissan: Bull Chase
Network: ABC
Show: Grey's Anatomy
Primetime Airing: Apr. 10, 9:39 pm EST
DirecTV: Marionettes: No more wires! DirecTV: Marionettes: No more wires!
Network: CBS
Show: Two and a Half Men
Primetime Airing: Apr. 10, 9:16 pm EST
IBM: Ningbo IBM: Ningbo
Network: ESPN
Show: 2014 Masters Tournament
Primetime Airing: Apr. 10, 9:24 pm EST
IBM: Electronic Medical Records IBM: Electronic Medical Records
Network: ESPN
Show: 2014 Masters Tournament
Airing Date: Apr. 10, 4:21 pm EST
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Warner Bros.: Godzilla Warner Bros.: Godzilla
Online Views: 20,821,661
Social Actions: 258,306
SpotShare: 36.58%
Honey Maid: This is Wholesome Honey Maid: This is Wholesome
Online Views: 1,173,875
Social Actions: 14,737
SpotShare: 2.08%
Amazon: Gary Busey Amazon: Gary Busey
Online Views: 318,448
Social Actions: 8,136
SpotShare: 0.95%
Supercell: Clash of Clans Supercell: Clash of Clans
Online Views: 872,930
Social Actions: 3,059
SpotShare: 0.83%
Veet: Dudeness Veet: Dudeness
Online Views: 134,610
Social Actions: 5,926
SpotShare: 0.63%

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

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