Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Emergence from Bankruptcy - Narrative (Details)

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Emergence from Bankruptcy - Narrative (Details)
3 Months Ended
Sep. 01, 2019
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Aug. 31, 2019
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May 24, 2019
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Sep. 03, 2019
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Dec. 31, 2020
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Dec. 31, 2019
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Aug. 30, 2019
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Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]              
Cash received from equity rights offering   $ 150,000,000          
Common stock received, equity rights offering   $ 100,000,000          
Long-term debt         $ 979,219,000 $ 986,444,000  
Senior note exchange, cash option, percentage of principal and accrued unpaid interest due   2.50%          
Senior note exchange, noncash option, percentage of common stock issued and outstanding   18.00%          
Cash received, equity rights offering and other       $ 200,000,000      
Deemed contribution of cash on hand received through merger $ 23,000,000   $ 23,000,000        
Common stock, shares authorized (in shares) | shares         45,000,000 45,000,000 45,000,000
Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) | $ / shares $ 0.01       $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ 0.01
Preferred stock, shares authorized (in shares) | shares         5,000,000 5,000,000 5,000,000
Preferred stock, par value (in dollars per share) | $ / shares         $ 0.01 $ 0.01 $ 0.01
Common stock, shares issued (in shares) | shares 22,500,000 22,500,000     22,500,000 22,500,000 22,500,000
Common stock, shares outstanding (in shares) | shares 22,500,000 0     22,500,000 22,500,000  
Percentage of former shareholder ownership after reorganization   5.82%          
Ascent Capital Former Shareholders              
Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]              
Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) | $ / shares             $ 0.01
Common stock, shares issued (in shares) | shares             1,309,757
Conversion ratio             0.1043086
DIP Facility              
Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]              
Extinguishment of debt   $ 245,000,000          
Senior Notes              
Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]              
Extinguishment of debt   $ 585,000,000          
Liabilities subject to compromise, debt             $ 585,000,000
Senior Notes | Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020              
Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]              
Interest rate on debt   9.125%          
Line of Credit | Revolving Credit Facility              
Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]              
Borrowing capacity   $ 145,000,000          
Term Loan              
Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]              
Debt instrument, face amount   150,000,000          
Liabilities subject to compromise, debt   1,072,500,000         $ 1,072,500,000
Takeback Loan Facility              
Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]              
Long-term debt   $ 822,500,000