[03/30/07 - 11:03 PM]
International Fight League Scores Solid Ratings Growth on MyNetworkTV and FOX Sports Net
The International Fight League touts the numbers for MyNetworkTV's "IFL Battleground."

[via press release from IFL]

International Fight League Scores Solid Ratings Growth on MyNetworkTV and Fox Sports Net

MyNetworkTV�s numbers rise 60% from prior programming during February sweep, and over 250% in the key male demo; FSN numbers rise 24% from previous programming in 11 p.m. Friday period

NEW YORK -- The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI), the world�s first team-based professional mixed martial arts league, has made tremendous strides in growing its television reach in less than a month. �IFL Battleground� on MyNetworkTV and the IFL�s weekly team competition on Fox Sports Net (FSN) have seen weekly growth since launching in the last month. �IFL Battleground� is seen on Monday nights on MyNetworkTV from 8-10 p.m. EDT/PDT, 7-9 p.m. CDT.

�The proof of growth is in the numbers,� said IFL CEO and co-founder Gareb Shamus. �The sport of Mixed Martial Arts, and the International Fight League model, is resonating more and more each week with both the male and female audiences through our efforts with our broadcast partners. As we reach our one-year anniversary, all the numbers point to a very bright future ahead for the IFL, both in and out of the ring.�

�IFL Battleground� has achieved record numbers for MyNetworkTV in just its first three weeks.

Those numbers include:

A 60% increase in overall audience size over MyNetworkTV February sweeps prior program numbers, including a 250% increase in males 18-49.

A three-telecast viewer reach of over 6.1 million, the best first three telecast cume for any show since the Network launched last September.

The February 26 �IFL Battleground� show featuring the New York Pitbulls set a record for males watching MyNetworkTV, delivering a 0.7 in the male 18-49 category.

On the sports cable side, the IFL�s weekly Friday night matchup on FSN has seen:

An impressive 24% increase in the 11 p.m. window from other programming that has held that time slot in the first quarter of 2006 (FSN�s �Best Damn Sports Show Period�).

Overall the program rose in all key male demos, with men 18-34 up 41%, men 18-49 up 15% and men 25-54 up 27%.

About the IFL

International Fight League� (IFL) is the world�s first professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in New York, NY and offices in Las Vegas, NV. For more information about IFL, please see: www.ifl.tv.

Forward-Looking Statements: This release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and IFL�s management's expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future financial condition, and results of operations. There can be no assurance that future developments actually affecting IFL will be those anticipated.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ (favorably or unfavorably) from the expectations stated in this release include the risks and uncertainties such as the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, entertainment, professional sports, and licensed merchandise; acceptance of the Company�s brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to litigation; risks associated with producing live events; uncertainties associated with international markets; risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television distribution agreements; effects of competition, including locations of competitors and operating and market competition.. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company�s assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements.

IFL undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws. This press release may include the opinions of IFL and does not necessarily include the views of any other person or entity.

The names of all International Fight League, Inc. televised and live programming, teams, images, and logos are trademarks, which are the exclusive property of International Fight League, Inc. All other trademarks and tradenames mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners, and are not affiliated with IFL in any way.

  [march 2007]  


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