Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt - Narrative (Details)

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Long-Term Debt - Narrative (Details) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Apr. 09, 2015
Feb. 17, 2015
Aug. 16, 2013
Jun. 30, 2015
Jun. 30, 2014
Jun. 30, 2015
Jun. 30, 2014
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Proceeds from long-term debt           $ 674,050,000 $ 75,200,000
Remaining borrowing on line of credit       $ 227,800,000   227,800,000  
Deferred Finance Costs, Net       20,464,000   20,464,000  
Refinancing expense       4,468,000 $ 0 4,468,000 $ 0
Senior Notes | Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Debt issue amount       $ 585,000,000   $ 585,000,000  
Debt interest rate       9.125%   9.125%  
Promissory Note | 9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Debt interest rate       9.868%   9.868%  
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Increase in borrowing capacity of credit line   $ 90,000,000          
Repayment on line $ 49,900,000            
Unused capacity fee for line of credit 0.50%            
Term Loan              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Discount on debt purchase price 0.50%            
Extinguishment of debt $ 492,000,000            
Term Loan | Term Loan Due April 2022              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Debt issue amount 550,000,000            
Term Loan | Term Loan Due March, 2018              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Periodic payments for line of credit $ 1,375,000            
Security Networks Acquisition | Promissory Note | 9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Debt interest rate     9.868%        
Proceeds from long-term debt     $ 100,000,000        
Interest Rate Swap | Designated as Hedging Instrument | Term Loan              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Fixed Rate Paid       5.15%   5.15%  
LIBOR | Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Basis spread on variable debt 3.75%         3.75%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00%         1.00%  
LIBOR | Term Loan | Term Loan Due April 2022              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Basis spread on variable debt 3.50%         3.50%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00%         1.00%  
LIBOR | Term Loan | Term Loan Due March, 2018              
Debt Instrument [Line Items]              
Basis spread on variable debt 3.25%         3.25%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00%         1.00%