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Document And Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Jul. 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 Jun. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Common Class A    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   431,019,452
Common Class B    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   29,258,343