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Basis of Presentation - Narrative (Details)

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Basis of Presentation - Narrative (Details) - USD ($)
May 20, 2019
Jun. 30, 2019
Restructuring Support Agreement    
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]    
Debt to be converted to equity (up to) $ 685,000,000  
Expected cash to be received from equity rights offering 200,000,000  
Deemed contribution of cash on hand to be received through merger with Ascent Capital (up to) 23,000,000  
Merger criteria, minimum threshold of cash net of liabilities, if circumstances met $ 20,000,000  
Percentage of existing shareholder ownership after reorganization, if circumstances met 5.82%  
Maximum final cash contributions $ 23,000,000  
Restructuring Support Agreement | Ascent Capital    
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]    
Cash contribution obligation after reorganization, if merger not consummated   $ 3,500,000
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020 | Senior Notes    
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]    
Interest rate on debt   9.125%
Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020 | Senior Notes | Restructuring Support Agreement    
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]    
Percentage of borrowings outstanding 66.6667%  
Interest rate on debt 9.125%  
Debt to be converted to equity (up to) $ 585,000,000  
Term Loan Due September 2022 | Term Loan | Restructuring Support Agreement    
Finite-Lived Intangible Assets [Line Items]    
Percentage of borrowings outstanding 66.6667%  
Debt to be converted to equity (up to) $ 100,000,000