Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

v3.20.1
Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Mar. 30, 2020
Jun. 28, 2019
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name MONITRONICS INTERNATIONAL INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001265107    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Smaller Reporting Company false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   22,500,000  
Entity Public Float     $ 0