The baking contest, judged by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and presented by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, was the most watched TV show of 2015.
More than 15 million people tuned in to see former Leeds-resident Nadiya Hussain crowned best amateur baker.
This is the only award which will be voted for by the British public at the event in May, formally known as the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards.
The remake of the 1970s series centred on the life of Ross Poldark and made a heartthrob of its star Aidan Turner.
The scene in which his character wielded a scythe while topless was voted the best TV moment of 2015.
The shortlist for the Radio Times Audience Award was collated by a panel of leading media and entertainment journalists. BBC drama Doctor Foster, in which Suranne Jones played the titular role, will also face the public vote.
Peter Kay’s Car Share, which was shown first on BBC iPlayer, is the streaming platform’s most successful comedy series to premiere as a box-set to date.
The Lancashire comedian co-wrote the sitcom with co-star Sian Gibson, which centred on two colleagues sharing a car journey to and from work.
The winner of the Radio Times Audience Award will be announced at the Bafta TV Awards ceremony on May 8.