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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 ($)
9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Feb. 29, 2016
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 1,703,587,000 $ 1,744,647,000  
Less current portion of long-term debt (11,000,000) (5,500,000)  
Long-term debt 1,692,587,000 1,739,147,000  
Senior Notes | Senior Notes 9.125 Percent Due 2020      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 577,615,000 $ 576,241,000  
Debt interest rate 9.125% 9.125%  
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 9.40% 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 [1] $ 100,000,000 $ 12,000,000
Debt interest rate 12.50% 9.868%  
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 12.50% 9.868% 9.868%
Term Loan | Term Loan Due September 2022      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 1,067,899,000    
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%    
Term Loan | Term Loan Due April 2022      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 0 $ 542,420,000  
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 5.10% 5.10%  
Term Loan | Term Loan Due April 2022 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 3.50% 3.50%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00% 1.00%  
Term Loan | Term Loan Due March 2018      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 0 $ 394,938,000  
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 5.00% 5.00%  
Term Loan | Term Loan Due March 2018 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 3.25% 3.25%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00% 1.00%  
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2021      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 46,073,000    
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%    
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Total debt on condensed consolidated balance sheet $ 0 $ 131,048,000  
Debt instrument, interest rate, effective percentage 5.90% 5.90%  
Maximum borrowing on line $ 315,000,000 $ 315,000,000  
Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2017 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 3.75% 3.75%  
Floor on variable debt 1.00% 1.00%  
MONI | 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%    
MONI | Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2021      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Basis spread on variable debt 4.00%    
Maximum borrowing on line $ 295,000,000    
MONI | Revolving Credit Facility | Revolving Credit Facility Due 2021 | LIBOR      
Debt Instrument [Line Items]      
Floor on variable debt 1.00%    
[1] The effective rate was 9.868% until February 29, 2016.