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Long-Term Debt - Narrative (Details)

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Long-Term Debt - Narrative (Details) (USD $)
9 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2014
Sep. 30, 2013
Sep. 30, 2014
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
Mar. 23, 2012
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
Aug. 16, 2013
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
Aug. 16, 2013
Term Loan
Term Loan Due March, 2018
Aug. 16, 2013
Security Networks Acquisition
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
Aug. 16, 2013
Ascent Capital
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Aug. 16, 2013
Ascent Capital
Security Networks Acquisition
Promissory Note
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Sep. 30, 2014
Monitronics International Inc and Subsidiaries
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020
Sep. 30, 2014
Monitronics International Inc and Subsidiaries
Revolving Credit Facility
Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017
Sep. 30, 2014
Interest Rate Swap
Designated as Hedging Instrument
Term Loan
Debt Instrument [Line Items]                            
Debt issue amount     $ 585,000,000 $ 175,000,000 $ 410,000,000                  
Debt interest rate     9.125% 9.125%   9.868%       9.868%        
Proceeds from long-term debt 139,500,000 591,375,000                 100,000,000      
Increase in borrowing capacity of credit line                 75,000,000          
Line of credit borrowing capacity             225,000,000              
Discount rate on line of credit                 0.50%          
Basis spread on variable debt             3.75% 3.25%            
Floor on variable debt             1.00% 1.00%            
Periodic payments for line of credit               2,292,000            
Unused capacity fee for line of credit             0.50%              
Remaining borrowing on line of credit 147,900,000                          
Proceeds from Lines of Credit                         27,500,000  
Interest Payable                       26,691,000    
Deferred Finance Costs, Net $ 22,048,000                          
Rate Paid                           5.06%