Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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
12 Months Ended
Apr. 09, 2015
Aug. 16, 2013
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Jul. 17, 2013
Debt Instrument [Line Items]          
Total debt on consolidated balance sheet     $ 1,744,647 $ 1,628,790  
Less current portion of long-term debt     (5,500) (9,166)  
Long-term debt     1,739,147 1,619,624  
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020 | Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020          
Debt Instrument [Line Items]          
Total debt on consolidated balance sheet     $ 576,241 $ 574,517  
Debt interest rate     9.125% 9.125% 9.125%
Term Loan | Term Loan Due March, 2018          
Debt Instrument [Line Items]          
Total debt on consolidated balance sheet     $ 394,938 $ 885,928  
Term Loan | Term Loan Due March, 2018 | LIBOR          
Debt Instrument [Line Items]          
Basis spread on variable debt 3.25% 3.50% 3.25% 3.25%  
Floor on variable debt     1.00% 1.00%  
Term Loan | Term Loan Due April 2022          
Debt Instrument [Line Items]          
Total debt on consolidated balance sheet     $ 542,420 $ 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%  
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017          
Debt Instrument [Line Items]          
Total debt on consolidated balance sheet     $ 131,048 $ 68,345  
Line of Credit Facility, Maximum Borrowing Capacity     $ 315,000 $ 315,000  
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%  
Ascent Capital          
Debt Instrument [Line Items]          
Less current portion of long-term debt     $ (5,500)    
Long-term debt     1,739,147    
Ascent Capital | Promissory Note | 9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020          
Debt Instrument [Line Items]          
Total debt on consolidated balance sheet     $ 100,000 $ 100,000  
Debt interest rate   9.868% 9.868% 9.868%