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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 ($)
9 Months Ended
Apr. 09, 2015
Sep. 30, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet   $ 1,759,810,000 $ 1,649,708,000
Current portion of long-term debt   (5,500,000) (9,166,000)
Long-term debt   1,754,310,000 1,640,542,000
Senior Notes | Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet   $ 585,000,000 585,000,000
Debt interest rate   9.125%  
Promissory Note | 9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet   $ 100,000,000 100,000,000
Debt interest rate   9.868%  
Term Loan | Term Loan Due April 2022      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet   $ 544,650,000 0
Term Loan | Term Loan Due April 2022 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 3.50% 3.50%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00% 1.00%  
Minimum interest rate   4.50%  
Term Loan | Term Loan Due March, 2018      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet   $ 400,560,000 894,208,000
Term Loan | Term Loan Due March, 2018 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 3.25% 3.25%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00% 1.00%  
Minimum interest rate   4.25%  
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet   $ 129,600,000 $ 70,500,000
Maximum borrowing on line   $ 315,000,000  
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 3.75% 3.75%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00% 1.00%  
Minimum interest rate   4.75%