Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Reportable Business Segments (Details)

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Reportable Business Segments (Details)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2015
segment
Dec. 31, 2015
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2015
USD ($)
Jun. 30, 2015
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2015
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2014
USD ($)
Sep. 30, 2014
USD ($)
Jun. 30, 2014
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2014
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2015
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Dec. 31, 2014
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Dec. 31, 2013
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Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]                        
Net revenue   $ 141,551 $ 141,846 $ 141,543 $ 138,416 $ 135,862 $ 136,027 $ 134,696 $ 132,864 $ 563,356 $ 539,449 $ 451,033
Depreciation and amortization                   268,734    
Net loss from continuing operations before income taxes                   (66,158) (26,117) (13,606)
Subscriber accounts, net of amortization   1,423,538       1,373,630       1,423,538 1,373,630  
Goodwill   563,549       527,502       563,549 527,502 $ 527,502
Total assets   2,070,267       $ 1,997,162       $ 2,070,267 $ 1,997,162  
Number of reportable segments | segment 1                 2    
Operating Segments | Monitronics International Inc and Subsidiaries                        
Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]                        
Net revenue                   $ 548,622    
Depreciation and amortization                   264,870    
Net loss from continuing operations before income taxes                   (47,793)    
Subscriber accounts, net of amortization   1,400,515               1,400,515    
Goodwill   527,502               527,502    
Total assets   2,033,180               2,033,180    
Operating Segments | LiveWatch Security, LLC                        
Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]                        
Net revenue                   14,734    
Depreciation and amortization                   3,864    
Net loss from continuing operations before income taxes                   (18,365)    
Subscriber accounts, net of amortization   23,023               23,023    
Goodwill   36,047               36,047    
Total assets   63,267               63,267    
Eliminations                        
Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]                        
Subscriber accounts, net of amortization   0               0    
Goodwill   0               0    
Total assets   $ (26,180)               $ (26,180)