Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 31, 2019
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-33982  
Entity Registrant Name QURATE RETAIL, INC.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 84-1288730  
Entity Address, Address Line One 12300 Liberty Boulevard  
Entity Address, City or Town Englewood  
Entity Address, State or Province CO  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 80112  
City Area Code 720  
Local Phone Number 875-5300  
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  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Central Index Key 0001355096  
Amendment Flag false  
Common Class A    
Title of 12(b) Security Series A common stock  
Trading Symbol QRTEA  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   388,568,534
Common Class B    
Title of 12(b) Security Series B common stock  
Trading Symbol QRTEB  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   29,332,431