Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Aug. 10, 2020
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2020  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity Registrant Name MONITRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Smaller Reporting Company false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   22,500,000
Entity Central Index Key 0001265107  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false