Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 31, 2018
Entity Registrant Name Qurate Retail, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001355096  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Common Class A    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   420,149,728
Common Class B    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   29,258,343