Bitcoin Service BitPay Makes Commercial Debut Over Weekend

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 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 new releases, BitPay, the payment-processing website for alternative currency Bitcoin, makes its primetime commercial debut on ESPN; meet BitBoris, the over-the-top Russian Mafioso deployed to smear credit cards. Weight Watchers brings us a "world of food" in its latest spot. And Cheerios offers a lesson in #HowToDad.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Supercell: Boom Cannon Supercell: Boom Cannon
Network: AMC
Show: Breaking Bad
Primetime Airing: Dec. 28, 8:12 pm ET
Cheerios: This is #HowToDad Cheerios: This is #HowToDad
Network: NBC
Show: NFL Football
Primetime Airing: Dec. 28, 9:27 pm ET
Weight Watchers: World of Food Weight Watchers: World of Food
Network: TLC
Show: 90 Day Fiance
Primetime Airing: Dec. 28, 8:35 pm ET
Tostitos: Chores Tostitos: Chores
Network: USA Network
Show: NCIS
Primetime Airing: Dec. 27, 8:11 pm ET
BitPay: BitBoris, Say Goodbye to Processing Fees Forever BitPay: BitBoris, Say Goodbye to Processing Fees Forever
Network: ESPN
Show: College Football
Primetime Airing: Dec. 26, 8:43 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Supercell: Hog Rider Supercell: Hog Rider
Online Views: 20,635,003
Social Actions: 101,910
SpotShare: 12.39%
Supercell: Flight of the Barbarian Supercell: Flight of the Barbarian
Online Views: 10,141,414
Social Actions: 96,122
SpotShare: 8.59%
Supercell: Larry Supercell: Larry
Online Views: 7,783,944
Social Actions: 63,726
SpotShare: 6.05%
Zaxby's: First Responders Zaxby's: First Responders
Online Views: 22,786
Social Actions: 35,923
SpotShare: 1.96%
GEICO: Push It: It's What You Do GEICO: Push It: It's What You Do
Online Views: 2,114,665
Social Actions: 22,299
SpotShare: 1.94%

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

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