The Chicago Bears had a successful preseason off-the-field posting record numbers on the team's website and mobile application along with strong television ratings for its three preseason games produced by the Chicago Bears Network, which were presented by NorthShore University HealthSystem, and aired locally on WFLD Fox 32 Chicago.
ChicagoBears.com's "Training Camp Central" coverage was highlighted by 237 new pieces of content across its digital platforms from July 24 to August 18, including 104 videos which were viewed approximately 2 million times. Forty-one of those videos had over 10,000 views by Bears fans. The Bears website saw a 17 percent increase in the number of unique visitors on the site compared to the same time-period in 2012, resulting in a 21 percent increase in page views.
During the preseason, the Chicago Bears Network produced and broadcasted three games on WFLD Fox 32 Chicago, posting a 12.1 HH on Friday, August 9, (Bears versus Carolina), a 13.1 on Friday, August 23, (Bears at Oakland) and a 12.4 on Thursday, August 29, (Bears versus Browns). All three were the top rated television program in Chicago for the week the game aired.