v3.19.2
Document And Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 26, 2019
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 1-35106  
Entity Registrant Name AMC Networks Inc.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 27-5403694  
Entity Address, Address Line One 11 Penn Plaza,  
Entity Address, City or Town New York,  
Entity Address, State or Province NY  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 10001  
City Area Code 212  
Local Phone Number 324-8500  
Title of 12(b) Security Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  
Trading Symbol AMCX  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001514991  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Class A Common Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   44,159,318
Class B Common Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   11,484,408