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Debt - Schedule of Long-Term Debt (Details)

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Debt - Schedule of Long-Term Debt (Details) - USD ($)
9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Aug. 31, 2019
Sep. 30, 2019
Dec. 31, 2018
Mar. 31, 2019
Dec. 31, 2017
Feb. 29, 2016
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value   $ 994,000,000 $ 1,816,450,000   $ 1,718,297,000  
Less: Current portion of long-term debt   (8,225,000) (1,816,450,000)   (11,000,000)  
Long-term debt   985,775,000 0   1,707,297,000  
Takeback Loan Facility            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value $ 822,500,000          
Takeback Loan Facility | Takeback Loan Facility Due March 2024            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value $ 822,500,000 $ 822,500,000        
Effective interest rate   9.20%        
Takeback Loan Facility | Takeback Loan Facility Due March 2024 | LIBOR            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Basis spread on variable debt 6.50% 6.50%        
Floor on variable debt 1.25% 1.25%        
Takeback Loan Facility | Takeback Loan Facility Due March 2024 | Base Rate            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Basis spread on variable debt 5.50%          
Term Loan | Term Loan Due July 2024            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value   $ 150,000,000        
Effective interest rate   7.60%        
Borrowing capacity $ 150,000,000          
Term Loan | Term Loan Due July 2024 | LIBOR            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Basis spread on variable debt   5.00%        
Floor on variable debt   1.50%        
Term Loan | Term Loan Due September 2022            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value     $ 1,075,250,000   1,059,598,000  
Effective interest rate     8.60%      
Term Loan | Term Loan Due September 2022 | LIBOR            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Basis spread on variable debt 5.50%   5.50%      
Floor on variable debt 1.00%   1.00%      
Line of Credit | Revolving Credit Facility            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Borrowing capacity $ 145,000,000          
Line of Credit | Revolving Credit Facility Due July 2024 | Revolving Credit Facility            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value   $ 21,500,000        
Effective interest rate   12.70%        
Borrowing capacity $ 145,000,000          
Line of Credit | Revolving Credit Facility Due July 2024 | Revolving Credit Facility | LIBOR            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Basis spread on variable debt 5.00% 5.00%        
Floor on variable debt 1.50% 1.50%        
Line of Credit | Revolving Credit Facility Due July 2024 | Revolving Credit Facility | Base Rate            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Basis spread on variable debt 4.00% 4.00%        
Floor on variable debt 4.50% 4.50%        
Line of Credit | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2021 | Revolving Credit Facility            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value $ 181,400,000   $ 144,200,000      
Effective interest rate     7.50%      
Borrowing capacity     $ 295,000,000 $ 195,000,000    
Line of Credit | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2021 | Revolving Credit Facility | LIBOR            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Basis spread on variable debt 4.00%   4.00%      
Floor on variable debt 1.00%   1.00%      
Senior Notes | Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value     $ 585,000,000   580,026,000  
Debt interest rate 9.125%   9.125%      
Effective interest rate     9.10%      
Ascent Intercompany Loan | Promissory Note Due to Ascent Capital due October 2020            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Total debt carrying value     $ 12,000,000   $ 12,000,000 $ 12,000,000
Effective interest rate     12.50%