Danish detective drama The Killing, which aired on BBC Four in the UK, is nominated alongside ITV2 reality show The Only Way Is Essex, BBC One's Sherlock, BBC Two sitcom Miranda, ITV1 period drama Downton Abbey and Channel 4 documentary My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.
BAFTA's chief executive Amanda Berry said: "It is fantastic to see such an eclectic list of programmes nominated for this year's 'YouTube Audience Award'.
"These programmes have captured the British viewers' attention and have earned their place on this year's shortlist."
This year's shortlist was decided by a panel of entertainment journalists including a representative from Digital Spy.
The 'Audience Award' is the only prize which is voted for by viewers. Previous winners have included E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners, which triumphed last year, and 2009's victorious programme Skins.
The public can vote at www.youtube.com/baftaonline up until 5pm on May 20.
The Philips British Academy Television Awards ceremony will be hosted by Graham Norton. It takes place on Sunday, May 22 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel and will be broadcast on BBC One that evening.