Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details 3)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details 3) (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Dec. 31, 2013
Subscriber accounts
Dec. 31, 2012
Subscriber accounts
Dec. 31, 2011
Subscriber accounts
Dec. 31, 2013
Subscriber accounts
Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Dec. 31, 2013
Dealer network and other intangible assets
Dec. 31, 2012
Dealer network and other intangible assets
Dec. 31, 2010
Dealer network and other intangible assets
Subscriber accounts and Dealer network                    
Intangible assets amortization period       14 years     15 years 5 years    
Amortization rate (as a percent)       235.00%     220.00%      
Amortization of subscriber accounts and dealer network $ 208,760,000 $ 163,468,000 $ 159,619,000 $ 195,010,000 $ 153,388,000 $ 149,539,000   $ 13,717,000 $ 10,080,000 $ 10,080,000
Estimated amortization of subscriber accounts in succeeding five fiscal years                    
2014       216,709,000            
2015       181,689,000            
2016       152,377,000            
2017       127,808,000            
2018       $ 107,192,000            
Stock-Based Compensation                    
Dividend rate (as a percent) 0.00%