Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Reportable Segments (Details)

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Reportable Segments (Details)
$ in Thousands
2 Months Ended 3 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2015
segment
Mar. 31, 2016
USD ($)
segment
Mar. 31, 2016
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2015
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2015
USD ($)
Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]          
Number of Reportable Segments | segment 1 2      
Subscriber accounts, net   $ 1,409,489 $ 1,409,489   $ 1,423,538
Net revenue     143,268 $ 138,416  
Depreciation and amortization     63,297 65,438  
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Equity Method Investments, Income Taxes, Extraordinary Items, Noncontrolling Interest     (18,420) (6,373)  
Goodwill   563,549 563,549   563,549
Assets   2,080,938 2,080,938   2,070,267
Operating Segments | Monitronics International Inc and Subsidiaries          
Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]          
Subscriber accounts, net   1,386,853 1,386,853   1,400,515
Net revenue     138,096 136,901  
Depreciation and amortization     62,152 64,996  
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Equity Method Investments, Income Taxes, Extraordinary Items, Noncontrolling Interest     (13,151) (4,637)  
Goodwill   527,502 527,502   527,502
Assets   2,096,891 2,096,891   2,033,180
Operating Segments | LiveWatch Security, LLC          
Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]          
Subscriber accounts, net   22,636 22,636   23,023
Net revenue     5,172 1,515  
Depreciation and amortization     1,145 442  
Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations before Equity Method Investments, Income Taxes, Extraordinary Items, Noncontrolling Interest     (5,269) $ (1,736)  
Goodwill   36,047 36,047   36,047
Assets   63,157 63,157   63,267
Eliminations          
Segment Reporting Information [Line Items]          
Subscriber accounts, net   0 0   0
Goodwill   0 0   0
Assets   $ (79,110) $ (79,110)   $ (26,180)