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Revenue Recognition - Impact on Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Details)

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Revenue Recognition - Impact on Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Thousands
1 Months Ended 2 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 8 Months Ended 9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Aug. 31, 2019
Jun. 30, 2019
Mar. 31, 2019
Dec. 31, 2018
Sep. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2018
Mar. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Aug. 31, 2019
Sep. 30, 2018
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Cash flows from operating activities:                                  
Net loss $ (10,807) $ 684,385 $ (54,202) $ (31,770) $ (376,911) $ (33,840) $ (241,792) $ (26,207) $ (14,642) $ (25,536) $ (50,104) $ (21,013) $ 598,413 $ (301,839) $ (678,750) $ (111,295) $ (76,307)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                                  
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets 17,302 32,508       52,671             130,791 160,973 211,639 236,788 246,753
Depreciation 925 1,073       2,880             7,348 8,360 11,434 8,818 8,160
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation 26                       912 751 310 3,183 2,598
Deferred income tax expense 0                       0 1,987 (14,087) (4,026) 4,140
Non-cash legal settlement reserve (related insurance recovery)                             (2,750)    
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs 0                       0 5,472 33,452 6,819 6,936
Refinancing expense 0 0       5,697             5,214 5,697 12,238 0 9,500
Unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments, net 0                       4,577 0 3,151 0 0
Charged to Expense 912                       7,558 8,511 12,300 11,014 10,785
Goodwill impairment 0                       0 214,400 563,549 0 0
Other non-cash activity, net 117                       (462) 2,040 24 (4,291) (4,595)
Changes in assets and liabilities:                                  
Trade receivables (1,183)                       (6,271) (9,028) (12,776) (9,790) (11,032)
Prepaid expenses and other assets (736)                       2,760 (9,769) (11,046) (2,160) 446
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract costs (162)                       (2,193) (4,529) (5,418) (3,064) (2,947)
Payables and other liabilities 6,776                       36,690 (8,568) (18,767) (4,792) (3,910)
Net cash provided by operating activities 13,170                       115,615 74,458 104,503 150,204 190,527
Cash flows from investing activities:                                  
Capital expenditures (1,123)                       (7,100) (11,513) (14,903) (14,393) (9,178)
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired (8,012)                       (83,814) (111,531) (140,450) (142,909) (201,381)
Net cash used in investing activities (9,135)                       (90,914) (123,044) (155,353) (157,302) (210,559)
Cash flows from financing activities:                                  
Proceeds from long-term debt 5,000                       253,100 218,950 248,800 187,950 1,280,700
Payments on long-term debt (5,000)                       (379,666) (136,600) (184,100) (175,250) (1,238,059)
Payments of financing costs 0                       (7,404) (5,015) (9,682) 0 (16,946)
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation 0                       (18) (83) (93) (477) (121)
Dividend to Ascent Capital                             (5,000) (5,000) (5,000)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities 0                       (2,438) 72,252 49,925 7,223 20,574
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 4,035                       22,263 23,666 (925) 125 542
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 24,640     2,377 26,968     3,302       $ 3,177 2,377 3,302 3,302 3,177 2,635
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 28,675 $ 24,640     2,377 $ 26,968     3,302       24,640 26,968 2,377 3,302 $ 3,177
Adjustments | Impact of adoption of Topic 606                                  
Cash flows from operating activities:                                  
Net loss                             (7,703)    
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                                  
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                             7,487    
Depreciation                             0    
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                             0    
Deferred income tax expense                             0    
Non-cash legal settlement reserve (related insurance recovery)                             0    
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs                             0    
Refinancing expense                             0    
Unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments, net                             0    
Charged to Expense                             0    
Goodwill impairment                             0    
Other non-cash activity, net                             0    
Changes in assets and liabilities:                                  
Trade receivables                             0    
Prepaid expenses and other assets                             6,379    
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract costs                             89    
Payables and other liabilities                             (581)    
Net cash provided by operating activities                             5,671    
Cash flows from investing activities:                                  
Capital expenditures                             0    
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired                             (5,671)    
Net cash used in investing activities                             (5,671)    
Cash flows from financing activities:                                  
Proceeds from long-term debt                             0    
Payments on long-term debt                             0    
Payments of financing costs                             0    
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation                             0    
Dividend to Ascent Capital                             0    
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities                             0    
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash                             0    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period       0       0         0 0 0    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period         0       0           0 0  
Balances without adoption of Topic 606                                  
Cash flows from operating activities:                                  
Net loss                             (686,453)    
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:                                  
Amortization of subscriber accounts, dealer network and other intangible assets                             219,126    
Depreciation                             11,434    
Stock-based and long-term incentive compensation                             310    
Deferred income tax expense                             (14,087)    
Non-cash legal settlement reserve (related insurance recovery)                             (2,750)    
Amortization of debt discount and deferred debt costs                             33,452    
Refinancing expense                             12,238    
Unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments, net                             3,151    
Charged to Expense                             12,300    
Goodwill impairment                             563,549    
Other non-cash activity, net                             24    
Changes in assets and liabilities:                                  
Trade receivables                             (12,776)    
Prepaid expenses and other assets                             (4,667)    
Subscriber accounts - deferred contract costs                             (5,329)    
Payables and other liabilities                             (19,348)    
Net cash provided by operating activities                             110,174    
Cash flows from investing activities:                                  
Capital expenditures                             (14,903)    
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired                             (146,121)    
Net cash used in investing activities                             (161,024)    
Cash flows from financing activities:                                  
Proceeds from long-term debt                             248,800    
Payments on long-term debt                             (184,100)    
Payments of financing costs                             (9,682)    
Value of shares withheld for share-based compensation                             (93)    
Dividend to Ascent Capital                             (5,000)    
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities                             49,925    
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash                             (925)    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period       $ 2,377       $ 3,302         $ 2,377 $ 3,302 3,302    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period         $ 2,377       $ 3,302           $ 2,377 $ 3,302