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Consolidating Guarantor Financials - Condensed Cash Flow Statement (Details)

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Consolidating Guarantor Financials - Condensed Cash Flow Statement (Details) (USD $)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
Mar. 31, 2014
Condensed Cash Flow Statements, Captions [Line Items]    
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 64,056,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations $ 67,211,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
Capital expenditures (2,728,000)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets (1,938,000)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets
Cost of subscriber accounts acquired (61,053,000)mtii_PaymentsToAcquireSubscriberAccounts (53,789,000)mtii_PaymentsToAcquireSubscriberAccounts
Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired (56,343,000)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireBusinessesNetOfCashAcquired 0us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireBusinessesNetOfCashAcquired
Increase in restricted cash (105,000)us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInRestrictedCash (79,000)us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInRestrictedCash
Proceeds from the disposal of operating assets 3,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromSaleOfProductiveAssets 0us-gaap_ProceedsFromSaleOfProductiveAssets
Other investing activities 0us-gaap_PaymentsForProceedsFromOtherInvestingActivities (25,000)us-gaap_PaymentsForProceedsFromOtherInvestingActivities
Net cash used in investing activities (120,226,000)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivitiesContinuingOperations (55,831,000)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivitiesContinuingOperations
Proceeds from long-term debt 91,400,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt 42,900,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt
Payments on long-term debt (33,892,000)us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt (27,192,000)us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt
Payments of financing costs (551,000)us-gaap_PaymentsOfFinancingCosts 0us-gaap_PaymentsOfFinancingCosts
Contribution from Ascent Capital 22,690,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromContributionsFromParent 0us-gaap_ProceedsFromContributionsFromParent
Net cash provided by financing activities 79,647,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations 15,708,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 23,477,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease 27,088,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,953,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 4,355,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 25,430,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 31,443,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Eliminations    
Condensed Cash Flow Statements, Captions [Line Items]    
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 0us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Capital expenditures 0us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets
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0us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets
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Cost of subscriber accounts acquired 0mtii_PaymentsToAcquireSubscriberAccounts
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Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired     
Increase in restricted cash 0us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInRestrictedCash
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0us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInRestrictedCash
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Proceeds from the disposal of operating assets 0us-gaap_ProceedsFromSaleOfProductiveAssets
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Other investing activities   0us-gaap_PaymentsForProceedsFromOtherInvestingActivities
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Net cash used in investing activities 0us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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0us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Proceeds from long-term debt 0us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt
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0us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt
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Payments on long-term debt 0us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt
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0us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt
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Payments of financing costs 0us-gaap_PaymentsOfFinancingCosts
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Contribution from Ascent Capital 0us-gaap_ProceedsFromContributionsFromParent
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Net cash provided by financing activities 0us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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Monitronics    
Condensed Cash Flow Statements, Captions [Line Items]    
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 67,742,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
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53,546,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Capital expenditures (2,693,000)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
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(1,903,000)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets
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Cost of subscriber accounts acquired (60,519,000)mtii_PaymentsToAcquireSubscriberAccounts
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= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
(39,742,000)mtii_PaymentsToAcquireSubscriberAccounts
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
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Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired (61,115,000)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireBusinessesNetOfCashAcquired
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
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Increase in restricted cash (105,000)us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInRestrictedCash
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(79,000)us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInRestrictedCash
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Proceeds from the disposal of operating assets 3,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromSaleOfProductiveAssets
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Other investing activities   0us-gaap_PaymentsForProceedsFromOtherInvestingActivities
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Net cash used in investing activities (124,429,000)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivitiesContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= us-gaap_ParentCompanyMember
(41,724,000)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivitiesContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
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Proceeds from long-term debt 91,400,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt
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42,900,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt
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Payments on long-term debt (33,892,000)us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt
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(27,192,000)us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt
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Payments of financing costs (551,000)us-gaap_PaymentsOfFinancingCosts
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Contribution from Ascent Capital 22,690,000us-gaap_ProceedsFromContributionsFromParent
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Net cash provided by financing activities 79,647,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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15,708,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 22,960,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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27,530,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 1,713,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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1,775,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 24,673,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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29,305,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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Guarantor Subsidiaries    
Condensed Cash Flow Statements, Captions [Line Items]    
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities (3,686,000)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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13,665,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Capital expenditures (35,000)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets
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(35,000)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets
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Cost of subscriber accounts acquired (534,000)mtii_PaymentsToAcquireSubscriberAccounts
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(14,047,000)mtii_PaymentsToAcquireSubscriberAccounts
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Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired 4,772,000us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireBusinessesNetOfCashAcquired
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Increase in restricted cash 0us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInRestrictedCash
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Proceeds from the disposal of operating assets 0us-gaap_ProceedsFromSaleOfProductiveAssets
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Other investing activities   (25,000)us-gaap_PaymentsForProceedsFromOtherInvestingActivities
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Net cash used in investing activities 4,203,000us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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(14,107,000)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInInvestingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Payments of financing costs 0us-gaap_PaymentsOfFinancingCosts
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Contribution from Ascent Capital 0us-gaap_ProceedsFromContributionsFromParent
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Net cash provided by financing activities 0us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 517,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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(442,000)us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsPeriodIncreaseDecrease
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Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 240,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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2,580,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 757,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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2,138,000us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries    
Condensed Cash Flow Statements, Captions [Line Items]    
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 0us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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Capital expenditures 0us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquireProductiveAssets
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Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired     
Increase in restricted cash 0us-gaap_IncreaseDecreaseInRestrictedCash
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Other investing activities   0us-gaap_PaymentsForProceedsFromOtherInvestingActivities
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Contribution from Ascent Capital 0us-gaap_ProceedsFromContributionsFromParent
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Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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$ 0us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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