A new television audience study says that Canadian women aged 25 to 54 prefer lifestyle channels and are less attentive to sports and children channels. The study, by the Solutions Research Group Inc., was commissioned in fall 2009 by Canwest Broadcasting to better understand the level of viewer engagement with specialty channels. The study also measured the perceived appropriateness of ads on different channels. The results were released Thursday. According to the study, women are most attentive to a range of channels, the top five being Mystery TV, Food Network, OLN, Discovery and The Weather Network. Sports and children’s channels ranked last with women given the same standards of measurement. The top five lifestyle channels for women are the Food Network, HGTV, National Geographic, Mystery TV and Discovery, the study said. Lifestyle channels also ranked well in advertising receptivity, as the Food Network and HGTV ranked in the top five. The study surveyed 3,000 English Canadian adults aged 18 to 54 and analyzed 30 Canadian specialty channels.