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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 ($)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Feb. 29, 2016
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 1,722,584,000 $ 1,698,778,000  
Less current portion of long-term debt (11,000,000) (11,000,000)  
Long-term debt 1,711,584,000 1,687,778,000  
Senior Notes | Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 578,552,000 578,078,000  
Debt interest rate 9.125%    
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 9.40%    
Promissory Note | Promissory Note Due to Ascent Capital due October 2020      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 12,000,000 12,000,000 [1] $ 12,000,000
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 12.50%   9.868%
Term Loan | Term Loan Due September 2022      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 1,064,465,000 1,066,130,000  
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 7.20%    
Term Loan | Term Loan Due September 2022 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 5.50%    
Floor on variable debt 1.00%    
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2021      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 67,567,000 $ 42,570,000  
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 5.30%    
Maximum borrowing on line $ 295,000,000    
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2021 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 4.00%    
Floor on variable debt 1.00%    
[1] The effective rate was 9.868% until February 29, 2016.