USA's 'Starter Wife' starts strong


USA's limited series "The Starter Wife" got off to a good start at 9-11 p.m. Thursday, drawing 5.4 million total viewers. In the key adult demos, "Wife" averaged 2.9 million adults 18-49 and 2.8 million adults 25-54, making it cable's biggest original scripted series telecast of the year to date and the No. 1 entertainment program of the night. "Wife," starring Debra Messing," also gave USA its best Thursday primetime performance ever among the demos and was the network's biggest original series launch in 18-49 since the premiere of "The 4400" three years ago.