The Houtons

Though the show has been called many things so far, such as "train wreck", "tasteless" and "tragically wrong", that didn't stop people from watching The Houstons: On Our Own reality show, on the Lifetime Network.

The opening episode, which premiered this past Wednesday, pulled in 1.33 million viewers; the second episode, which followed right after the first show, experiencing a slight drop off, attracted 1.31 million viewers.

As far as complaints that the family was exploiting their sitiuation for financial gain, and that this was not "the right time" to do a reality show, Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law and manager, responded that: "I don't know when would be the right time. When would be the right time? You don't know. You just continue what you always do and that is try to live. Taking one day at a time. And that's all we are doing."

Whether the show will continue to hold on to its audience remains to be seen.