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Long-Term Debt - Schedule of Long Term Debt (Details)

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Long-Term Debt - Schedule of Long Term Debt (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
0 Months Ended 9 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Sep. 30, 2014
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020
Dec. 31, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020
Jul. 17, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020
Sep. 30, 2014
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Mar. 25, 2013
Term Loan
LIBOR
Aug. 16, 2013
Term Loan
Term Loan Due March, 2018
Sep. 30, 2014
Term Loan
Term Loan Due March, 2018
Dec. 31, 2013
Term Loan
Term Loan Due March, 2018
Sep. 30, 2014
Term Loan
Term Loan Due March, 2018
LIBOR
Aug. 16, 2013
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
Sep. 30, 2014
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
Dec. 31, 2013
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
Sep. 30, 2014
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
LIBOR
Sep. 30, 2014
Ascent Capital
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Dec. 31, 2013
Ascent Capital
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Aug. 16, 2013
Ascent Capital
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                                    
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 1,658,322 $ 1,606,793 $ 585,000 $ 585,000         $ 896,222 $ 902,293     $ 77,100 $ 19,500   $ 100,000 $ 100,000  
Current portion of long-term debt 9,166 9,166                                
Long-term debt $ 1,649,156 $ 1,597,627                                
Basis spread on variable debt             4.25% 3.25%     3.25% 3.75%     3.75%      
Floor on variable debt             1.25% 1.00%     1.00% 1.00%     1.00%      
Debt interest rate     9.125%   9.125% 9.868%                       9.868%