Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
May 14, 2020
Cover [Abstract]    
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-Q  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2020  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Smaller Reporting Company false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Shell Company false  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   22,500,000