Advertising analytics company Ace Metrix has published its latest list of the top breakthrough ads in the second quarter, and Apple's behind the scenes "Timer" ad starring iconic Sesame Street character Cookie Monster earned fifth place.
"Timer - Behind The Scenes" has been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube since the video was uploaded in early April. In the 90-second spot, Cookie Monster humorously interacts with Siri on iPhone 6s as he bakes chocolate chip cookies.
The series of outtakes are derived from Apple's original "Timer" ad starring Cookie Monster, which has over 11 million views on YouTube since its March debut. Both ads promote hands-free "Hey Siri" on iPhone 6s.
The four ads that ranked above Apple's spot include This Father's Day, Go Ask Dad by Gillette, Thank You, Mom - Strong by Procter & Gamble, Caring Makes My Dad, My Hero by Dove Skin, and Introducing Voice Access Beta by Google.
Ace Metrix shared in-depth insights about "Timer - Behind The Scenes" in April. "Apple sees continued success incorporating a beloved character and humor with their product," the post reads. "Even people who aren't Apple users or fans enjoyed watching."