BBC One’s Doctor Who has three nominations for best drama plus male and female drama performances for Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.
Sherlock is also up for best drama and drama performance for its star Benedict Cumberbatch.
Gillan will go up against Miranda Hart for Call The Midwife, Suranne Jones for Scott & Bailey and Sheridan Smith for Mrs Biggs.
All the winners will be chosen by a public vote.
Sherlock and Doctor Who are up against each other for two prizes at the National Television Awards this month.
The shows - both run by writer and producer Steven Moffat - are up for best drama, along with Downtown Abbey and Merlin.
Doctor Who star Matt Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock, are in the running for the best actor prize.
Winners will be announced at London’s O2 Arena on 23 January.
Moffat said: “Well this is very flattering, but also terrifying. I hope everyone votes with tremendous care and the result is an exact draw between both shows.”
Karen Gillan, who bowed out last year as the Doctor’s companion Amy Pond, is nominated for the best female drama performance.
She is up against comedy star Miranda Hart for her role in Call The Midwife, Suranne Jones for Scott and Bailey and Sheridan Smith for Mrs Biggs, in which she played the wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs.
In the best male drama performance category, Smith and Cumberbatch are up against Colin Morgan, the star of Merlin, and Daniel Mays for his performance as Ronnie Biggs in Mrs Biggs.
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Karen Gillan wins the National Television Award for Female Best Drama Performance.
Arthur, Karen & Matt (and Steven) at the NTAs
Smith, who plays the timelord, won the gong for best Male Drama Performance, while Gillan, who plays his sidekick Amy Pond, picked up the Best Female Drama Performance.
Tonight is the UK’s National Television Awards where Doctor Who is up for Best Drama, Best Male Drama Performance, and Best Female Drama Performance.
We’ll be waiting for the results.